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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 Delete my old questions?
And when you ask on meta, it would be a good idea to link to the question(s) you want to delete. Some it's possible for you to delete; others will be deleted automatically; some must be left.
23h
comment Is there an old, rarely used word which means “an archaic word”?
Just pipped to archaism. +1.
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comment Still Be Covered
@TolgaEvcimen cover def 4.2.
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comment Is “The MSO/MSE Split is soon underway” grammatically correct?
No, it's not grammatical, because -- unlike sleep -- the tense of the verb is wrong. And @PhilPerry No, it's not BrE either. I'm in the UK.
Apr
17
comment Is “The MSO/MSE Split is soon underway” grammatically correct?
I disagree completely. Soon is an adverb, and in this case (as an adverb of time) forces the future tense. You say so yourself in the answer: "It will be underway soon. So, it's not underway."
Apr
17
comment Is “The MSO/MSE Split is soon underway” grammatically correct?
I was going to +1 this until I got to the last sentence. The present-tense verb is should not be referring to the future status soon underway.
Apr
17
comment Phrase for order is done or order received?
@Noah The point is that if the supplier's status is shown as "Order placed" they have acknowledged that that is the status of the order. It's a two-word status which unambiguously defines which stage the order has reached in the process.
Apr
17
comment Phrase for order is done or order received?
Yes. If you say "Order placed" it means that he has sent it and you have it.
Apr
17
comment Phrase for order is done or order received?
Jinx :-) -- by 11 seconds!
Apr
17
answered Phrase for order is done or order received?
Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on adverb-position tag wiki
Apr
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on adverb-position tag wiki excerpt
Apr
16
comment What is the term for a Monarchy with only a King or a Queen, but not both?
That's likely to be Prince Consort in the first case (precedent: Philip Duke of Edinburgh, husband of a monarch) and by corollary Princess Consort in the second. A rather more pressing question will be what to call Queen Camilla if she is denied the title "Queen". HRH The Princess Consort has been suggested there, too.
Apr
16
comment What is the term for a Monarchy with only a King or a Queen, but not both?
A queen, where there is a king, has no power. It's still a monarchy. The exception was the joint "monarchy" of William III and Mary II, where they were both sovereign. I guess that would be a joint sovereignty rather than a monarchy.
Apr
16
comment Difference between “climate” and “weather” please
Weather | Climate
Apr
16
comment Earthling/s equivalent for Mars and Venus
The "different connotations" are for venereal, surely? (Which is also connected to the goddess of love, Venus)
Apr
15
answered Need a word to represent the opposite of busy
Apr
15
revised Need a word to represent the opposite of busy
Use-mention; spelling
Apr
15
comment Meaning of “Military Cuts Our Specialty” in a barbershop window
It's a sign in the window of a barber's shop, which -- like a newspaper headline -- needs to be read in context.
Apr
14
comment What Does Strike a Chord Mean?
You're right, and you were being misled. Of course, ironic use would make it mean the opposite: perhaps that's what the other person has heard, and made the wrong connection.