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Dec
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comment How do American dialects differ?
It is common to hear the 408, the 417, and the 528 in the Orlando area for the East-West Expressway, Greenway Expressway, and Beachline Expressway. However, it is awkward to hear the X for non-expressway state roads, U.S. roads, or interstates, e.g. the 50 instead of 50, the 17-92 instead of 17-92, or the 4 instead of I-4.
Dec
7
comment Are there any examples of cross-language redundancy (e.g. “kielbasa sausage”)?
What type of shirt is it? Is the chert portion derived from English?
Dec
3
comment Are there any examples of cross-language redundancy (e.g. “kielbasa sausage”)?
+1 For that great Wikipedia link.
Dec
3
comment Foreign words reborrowed back into English
Could someone with enough reputation please mark this question as a community wiki?
Dec
3
asked Foreign words reborrowed back into English
Dec
2
comment Are there any examples of cross-language redundancy (e.g. “kielbasa sausage”)?
Maybe if we called it "book of the Biblos," the Greek word for book.
Dec
2
comment Are there any examples of cross-language redundancy (e.g. “kielbasa sausage”)?
Another jewel from that area is Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim: The Angels Angels of Anaheim.
Dec
2
asked Are there any examples of cross-language redundancy (e.g. “kielbasa sausage”)?
Dec
2
comment Is “alien” offensive?
@Noldorin: I am offended your suggestion that all aliens are illegal immigrants. j/k
Dec
2
answered Favourite untranslatables
Dec
2
comment Favourite untranslatables
The Spanish vuelta and plaza fit in that sentence the same way as the Greek volta and plaka. Could these Spanish words come from Greek through Latin?
Nov
30
comment What does the phrase “good for you” mean?
I have noticed an odd use case for this expression in informal speech here in Florida. When I mention that I have helped someone (economically, in a task, etc) I sometimes get the reply good for you! The word usage makes it sound like I am being mocked for showing off my generosity yet the tone does not seem to express sarcasm.
Nov
21
accepted Pronunciation of “Paraguay”
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
12
comment Pronunciation of “Paraguay”
Wiktionary shows that Paraguay is pronounced as /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/ and /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/ in the UK and /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/, /ˈpæɹ.ə.ɡweɪ/, and /ˈpɛɹ.ə.ɡwaɪ/ in the US. I still want to know if there is a preferred pronunciation per region.
Nov
12
asked Pronunciation of “Paraguay”
Nov
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Nov
9
revised What are: province, territory, protectorate, state…?
Corrected spelling of intendancy
Nov
9
comment What are: province, territory, protectorate, state…?
I added commissary and intendancy. These were used in Colombia until 1991 as mentioned on the Statoids site.
Nov
9
revised What are: province, territory, protectorate, state…?
Added divisions used in Colombia until 1991: intendency and commissary