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May
21
suggested suggested edit on Do you use both my home and our home to your friends?
May
21
comment Do you use both my home and our home to your friends?
My Apologies. For some reason I parsed out the I in my quote, and I read it as: "I've heard Americans use this "royal we/us" form in speech, but never use it.", thus my confusion. When I questioned the rest of your answer I meant the way it comes across; compare these two: "Only the king or queen gets to say this naturally" vs "This usage is only to be used by the king or queen, in most circumstances.". Ultimately I respect your opinion on this, and thank you for adding that citation.
May
20
comment Do you use both my home and our home to your friends?
I can't get past your first sentence: "I've heard Americans use this "royal we/us" form in speech, but I never use it.". They use it, but they don't? The rest of this feels more like opinion than fact....
Feb
15
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
11
comment Does pronouncing an initialism make it an acronym?
@nohat that makes it an initialism, not an acronym. You are just pronouncing the letters not the sound together; if you pronounced it Beebcuh...or some such, then it would be.
Jan
10
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
2
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
6
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
accepted I have questions coming out the yin-yang about yin-yang phrases!
Oct
27
comment I have questions coming out the yin-yang about yin-yang phrases!
Excelsior! But are there any etymologies for ying-yang, like your one for wazoo?
Oct
27
comment I have questions coming out the yin-yang about yin-yang phrases!
@Kris actually, I still quite like it.
Oct
27
comment I have questions coming out the yin-yang about yin-yang phrases!
....really? I've never heard of this. Where'd you get that from?
Oct
27
asked I have questions coming out the yin-yang about yin-yang phrases!
Oct
27
comment How do words get concatenated?
@MετάEd Where would I start looking?
Oct
27
comment How do words get concatenated?
@FumbleFingers revised as it wasn't the root question.
Oct
27
revised How do words get concatenated?
tried to rephrase question to what I *really* want answered.
Oct
27
accepted A word that encompasses buying and selling?
Oct
26
comment A word that encompasses buying and selling?
Appraisal has a nice ring to it.
Oct
26
comment A word that encompasses buying and selling?
Does that cover selling/buying with money? It feels more like it is more suited to swapping one item for another.