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Jan
19
comment A word for the feeling of falling
I'd describe the sudden jerk as coming from my midsection making it go numb, and feel as though it's trying to escape. That's definitely what I feel. I'm not talking about the movement of the body due to acceleration, but the effect I feel on my stomach.
Jan
19
comment A word for the feeling of falling
Falling (and feeling that acceleration) and free-fall (when there is no net acceleration) are two different things. Free-fall is entirely the wrong word for the sudden jerk when you start to fall (which I think is what the OP is after).
Jan
19
comment Word for a sudden memory triggered by a sense
That's very close, can it be applies in the situation I describe in my updated question?
Jan
19
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Jan
19
comment Word for a sudden memory triggered by a sense
The triggered memory, but specifically the memory is a continuation of a phrase you heard.
Jan
19
comment Word for a sudden memory triggered by a sense
Care to explain? I only find An admirer or imitator of Marcel Proust or Of, relating to, or characteristic of Proust, his writings, or his style.
Jan
19
comment Word for a sudden memory triggered by a sense
The word or phrase triggers it, as in it's not a conscious effort to bring back that memory. It happens, I'm sure with others triggers (smells, sights etc) but mostly for me with words.
Jan
19
asked Word for a sudden memory triggered by a sense
Jan
18
comment When to drop the 'e' when ending in -able?
@tchrist I don't really understand what you mean
Jan
18
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Jan
18
comment When to drop the 'e' when ending in -able?
@Jim Ahh I see! But it doesn't change the difference between Unforgivable and Forgiveable
Jan
18
comment When to drop the 'e' when ending in -able?
@RegDwightѬſ道 no I hadn't seen that. It looks like a perfectly good answer. I've submitted a close request (exact duplicate). I'm note sure if it could be merged.
Jan
18
comment What is the correct capitalisation of the word “sonar”?
@slim But the OED gives no indication that one definition is more or less correct than the other. All it does is state that the 'incorrect' usage of the word pre-dates the correct usage of the word.
Jan
18
comment Should it be “Happy Birthday!” or “Happy birthday!” when used as a two word sentence?
@masarah why is the expression "Happy Birthday" and not "Happy birthday" ?
Jan
18
comment What is the correct capitalisation of the word “sonar”?
@Marcin the OED defines both my interpretation and yours as definitions of acronym. I'm not sure what to think of that. Also the OED definition of abbreviation makes not link between the two.
Jan
18
comment When to drop the 'e' when ending in -able?
@FumbleFingers that's why I referenced the OED as well.
Jan
18
comment What is the correct capitalisation of the word “sonar”?
@Marcin BBC pronounced Beeb. Also, personally "BBC and VAT are abbreviations but not acronyms, since they're pronounced letter-by-letter" sounds counter-intuitive to my native-english mind.
Jan
18
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Jan
18
comment When to drop the 'e' when ending in -able?
@Jim I did, but only really focuses on hyphenation. What do you want me to get from that answer that I've missed?
Jan
18
comment What is the correct capitalisation of the word “sonar”?
@Charles I don't think grammar should be determined by someone's pronunciation, because then the topic becomes subjective. FWIW I've heard the BBC pronounced as Beeb and I personally pronounce VAT as vat