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If I am me, and myself is mine, then who was my?


Jun
6
comment God Bless(es??) America
I was joking, sorry for being unclear.
Jun
6
comment God Bless(es??) America
Or it's blasphemous, commanding God to bless America.
Jun
6
comment Should we use plural or singular for a fraction of a mile?
"Point two five of a mile" seems a bit more awkward than "Point two five miles"
Mar
12
comment “Y'all” or “ya'll”?
Ya'll could be a contraction of ya all, since ya is sometimes used in place of you.
Feb
27
comment What is the meaning of “greasing the pan”?
Further elaboration: When you cook things on a pan, you generally grease/oil/butter up the pan first to make sure whatever you cook doesn't stick.
Dec
12
comment Word to mean “alien poison”
Ah, I'm sorry, I didn't notice.
Dec
12
comment Word to mean “alien poison”
I like it, I was just thinking of "xenotoxin" but yours seems more of a marketable term, if such a thing did exist. Thanks!
Dec
12
comment Word to mean “alien poison”
@coleopterist Well, I'm mainly going by these: dictionary.reference.com/browse/rodenticide and dictionary.reference.com/browse/pesticides
Dec
12
comment Word to mean “alien poison”
@MarkBeadles, You're right about the suffix, but I think the stem is rodent- with the connective vowel -i-.
Dec
12
comment Word to mean “alien poison”
But what I am trying to convey is a physical thing, whereas genocide and xenocide aren't.
Apr
4
comment Are “smith” and “blacksmith” synonymous?
I don't disagree that my example is rare, it was more to point out that smith by itself could allude to something else besides blacksmith. Even without my example, you say it could refer to any number of smithing professions, so the answer to @Mujeeb is "No, not always."