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I'm in the United Kingdom, and I'm interested in (or amazed at) the differences between "British" English and American English.


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comment What's the word for laughing in a sad situation?
You might want to explain the technical jargon used here. For example, most people know affect as a verb, not a noun; and pathology is best known as the science of cause/effect of disease, rather than "mental or social abnormality or malfunction" (Oxford).
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comment Can you use “Flesh of the god”
Are you talking about more than one god? Only one? Any god, or one in particular? Or even God with a capital G?
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comment Is there such a construction as “to send hello” or “to send hi”?
You can say the same in English as Russian: "Say hello [or Hi] to name from me."
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revised I haven't offered you at least a drink
added 12 characters in body; edited tags
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comment Is there any particular name or way to call the file to take data from?
The Free Dictionary has a definition which confirms your thought: Source file: A file that contains original or essential data that is the starting point for a system of publishing or other processing. For example, the text files of this encyclopedia, which are continuously edited, become the source files for deployment each cycle, so this is General Reference.
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comment Analog for 'side', but for front vs. rear
Front and back, surely?
22h
comment “Leave prototype stage” or “Leave THE prototype stage”?
@rammln We'll see what happens!
23h
comment “Leave prototype stage” or “Leave THE prototype stage”?
Please don't add extra bits in comments. If something is germane to the question, please edit the question.
23h
comment “Leave prototype stage” or “Leave THE prototype stage”?
Without any context, it's impossible to say (although using the is probably better). Have a look at a related question: if that doesn't help, please edit this one to say why it doesn't.
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comment How should I capitalize “Keep On Running/Keep On Moving” and “Walk On Down”?
One of the answers in the linked question specifically covers albums and band names; and they all mention that it's a matter of house style.
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comment Meaning of paint out
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a quotation which is mistranscribed.
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comment Meaning of paint out
It's important both to cite the source of a quotation (which allows it to be verified) and to transcribe it accurately in the first place.
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comment Is there a word or phrase for someone who strongly disapproves of smoking, drinking and gambling?
@starsplusplus However, this answer does give Puritan, and someone with a puritanical outlook probably does fit the bill (choster's comment notwithstanding).
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comment Request for recommendation of texts
Requests for resources are off-topic (they don't fit into the categories Word choice and usage; Grammar; Etymology (history of words’ development); Dialect differences; Pronunciation (phonetics and phonology, dialectology); Spelling and punctuation. However, there is a relevant Meta question which may help -- particularly the answer about corpora.
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comment That or where I can see the future?
Definitely into the future; but whereby (= using which or with which) would work.
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revised Shortest complete sentence in English
Quotations MUST be cited in plain text (links are optional but definitely a good thing)
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comment You drove faster than was allowed, so you got a speeding ticket
@FumbleFingers No, that it does not refer to the high station. That's a dummy it for a passive-voice construction.
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comment 'As Per' in english communication
oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/as-per?q=as+per
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comment Is all ok a RAS?
This question is predicated on a particular etymology of "OK", which is by no means certain.
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comment In respect to process the order
Please edit your question to highlight the part of the sentence you're particularly concerned about. Also, please include a bit of context: what are they approving, for example?