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answered a thousandS years tradition
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comment Why are there two pronunciations for “either”?
@sumelic: Yes, this would be the palatal g (Modern English y), and the th (actually þ) would be voiced because it’s intervocalic. So it would be IPA [ˈæːjˌðər], which is closer to [ˈaɪˌðɚ] than to [ˈiːˌðɚ].
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comment What's the origin of the saying, “There's no accounting for taste”?
It seems clear to me that the same phrase can easily be used in earnest (taste is subjective) or sarcastically (your taste is weird) in any language.
Mar
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comment How is y’all’dn’t’ve pronounced
@AdamHayes: The Deep South accent in my head reads that as “If yawna shut them bawn dowas, we coulda run them pigs raht yawnder iyun.” Accurate?
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answered Adjective for 'shite'
Feb
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comment Antonym of verb “holster”
I think this is the key distinction, and it’s one of body language and intent. When I hear unholster, I infer the gunman’s finger is not on the trigger, and the safety may even be on. When I hear draw, I infer the gunman’s finger is on the trigger, the safety is off, and he may even be aiming. It’s similar to unsheathe versus draw for a sword or knife.
Feb
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revised Fun + Challenging =?
Formatting & punctuation.
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answered When you're the first person to contact
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answered Choose a username is easy to remember and pronounce
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answered Word for a someone who likes food or likes to eat.
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answered What does “stirth'” mean?