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reviewed Reject What is a word for a person who thinks they are going to fail?
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comment What's the proper pronounciation of submariner?
From a dictionary... Brit. /səbˈmarᵻnə/ , U.S. /səbˈmɛrənər/
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reviewed Approve Should I use “the wife” or “my wife”?
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reviewed Reject What is the origin of “call a spade a spade” and does it have racial connotations?
Apr
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reviewed Approve Need help solving these analogies
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answered Is the saying “It's not that big of a deal” incorrect?
Apr
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revised Present tense: “saying” vs. “says”
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reviewed Approve “That” vs “Those” which to use after both a plural and a singular noun?
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reviewed Approve “Ask help/permission/forgiveness” or “Ask FOR help/permission/forgiveness”?
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reviewed Approve Verbs not normally used in the present continuous
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reviewed Approve Another way of saying positive or negative connotation?
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comment What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
Thanks for the tick, but you should delete the apology too - it is not really needed. i suspect that in any given bar, very few drinkers would be able to define an ale. I know only because I take my beer very seriously, with a strong leaning towards dark ales. A good dark ale is heaven in a glass...
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answered What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
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reviewed Reject How many spaces should come after a period/full stop?
Mar
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comment What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
@WS2 ~ I am British, and very familiar with CAMRA. You link doesn't define ale, it defines real ale -v- mass produced ale. I know ales come in many colours which is why I mention 3 - brown, pale, and golden. However, lager and ale are definitely distinct - very distinct, brewed by distinct methods. CAMRA says so here -> camra.org.uk/faq, and also here -> beertutor.com/articles/ales_vs_lagers.shtml
Mar
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comment What claims are there on the word 'ale' other than for 'cask-brewed real ale'?
I am not convinced that the premise "The enduring characteristic of the word is that it has been employed in opposition to beer to describe a more traditional variety" is true. As far as I know, ales and lagers are the two main kinds of beer, so it is more of a sub-group than an opposition. The sub-group ale then splits into the brown ales (Newcastle Brown for example), pale ales (IPA) and golden ales that seem to be popular at Christmas. There are other smaller groups too (for example, mild ale) - but all of them are beer.
Mar
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comment Use of the modal “can” in a sentence
What is the question here?
Mar
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reviewed Reject Stronger word for “selfish”
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reviewed Reject Is there a word for “25 years” like “bicentennial” for 200 years? Is it “Quadranscentennial”?