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comment What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
@araucaria I have no qualms over reversing subject and complement to better the flow of an utterance. In response to Who is that? I would respond He is the king of Spain.
19h
comment What’s the rule for using “who” and “whom” correctly?
@araucaria I'd never reply "it's him", is say "he is the boss" mandating the 'who' choice.
Jun
26
comment Is “European Peninsula” a common name for Europe?
Are you sure they don't mean the Crimea? That both European and a peninsula. I can see they may have missed up articles. In context it makes sense
Apr
30
comment Plural or singular meaning of the word “Filter” in a phrase “Filter updates”
Could it not be (to) filter updates?
Apr
4
comment Antonym for lying?
@miercoledi care to share?
Mar
29
comment Single word meaning 'filter out noise'/remove background sources
In what context?
Feb
22
comment Phrase to describe person who seeks 100% achievements in game
@Doc: I've used Complelitist as a portmanteau of Completist and elitist to describe these people.
Feb
15
comment How to distinguish between uses of words like 'Marry'?
It's that last term I was searchng for! Thanks!
Feb
14
comment How to distinguish between uses of words like 'Marry'?
Hi, I've clarified my question.
Nov
15
comment Term for the opposite of a scapegoat
@EdwinAshworth my point is that the two (unknown soldier and the case in questions) are different, so shouldn't be compared, and thus is reason not to call my example a 'martyr'. Perhaps this was a bad example as often the sort of person 'highlighted' has not had poor life choices.
Nov
15
comment Term for the opposite of a scapegoat
Apologies for any bad grammar/spelling it's difficult to check these things on my phone.
Jul
2
comment X’s language is so rich and . . .?
@Mitch Irregardless, I'd like them to be worked (i.e. by them being used as such) into the English language as non-technical words.
Jul
1
comment X’s language is so rich and . . .?
I would love those words to become part of modern parlance.
May
29
comment How do words get concatenated?
@MετάEd That is an almost exact duplicate. Thank you for making me aware of it!
May
28
comment How do words get concatenated?
@MετάEd how can I improve this question?
May
21
comment “To flow or cause to spread every part of the body”?
@Noah disseminate is An adaptation of Latin dissēmināt-, the perfect passive participial stem of dissēminō (“I broadcast”, “I disseminate”), from dis- (“in all directions”) + sēminō (“I plant”, “I sow”), from sēmen (“seed”). It doesn't really synonomise well with Disperse, at least from my experience of their usage.
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....
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.
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?