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Jul
13
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
25
comment A word that encompasses buying and selling?
Could you explain why?
May
22
comment Meaning and origin of “bite the bullet”
It's worth noting that the lead bullets would be considerably softer than modern day bullets.
May
22
awarded  Organizer
May
22
revised what are these gloves called?
Improved tags, language and removed superfluous 'THanks' at the botton fo Q
May
22
suggested rejected edit on what are these gloves called?
May
22
suggested approved edit on what are these gloves called?
May
19
comment Can you sort by random?
I think all that's happened is you've missed the implied article (in this case 'a'). @J.R. is right, it's a case of bad parsing (common computer problem).
May
19
revised Adjective for someone that tries to gloss over past insults?
improved and shortened title.
May
19
suggested approved edit on Adjective for someone that tries to gloss over past insults?
May
15
answered Word for enemy becoming an ally?
May
8
comment How did the archaic 'villein' transform into villain?
"went from describing people of actual low social class, to describing behavior that was seen as "low-class", and with that negativity having taken root, was further expanded to refer to actual evil actions." This explains it!
May
8
comment How did the archaic 'villein' transform into villain?
The analogy with knave is very explanatory. What, I guess I'm not aware of is the old use of Villain to mean someone other than this.
May
8
accepted How did the archaic 'villein' transform into villain?
May
7
comment How did the archaic 'villein' transform into villain?
@Josh61 Why do people post half answers as comments??
May
7
asked How did the archaic 'villein' transform into villain?
Apr
10
comment An adjective or a single word that means something is “new” and “different” at the same time
I'd say that using new Object() twice would (in most cases) create the same object though, not different ones.
Mar
26
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
27
comment I've said it once, I've said it twice, I've said it a thousand times: English doesn't make sense
Google NGrams backs you up here
Feb
13
awarded  Notable Question