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Apr
3
answered Antonym for lying?
Mar
26
revised Does the idiom “in lieu of” for “instead of” sound legalese or affected in modern day AmE
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Mar
23
comment What does “I know, right?” mean?
I think you're dead wrong with this interpretation. In my experience, the intention of the phrase isn't to shut down conversation like that, but to show empathy with the speaker.
Mar
22
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Mar
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Term to describe quality of one's day
Mar
21
answered What is the small room most businesses have at their entrance called?
Mar
13
comment How to describe Homer Simpson's 'idunno' sound
I agree. It's essentially three different tones of an 'm' sound.
Mar
13
revised A word or succinct phrase for “capable of producing financial income”
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Mar
13
answered A word or succinct phrase for “capable of producing financial income”
Mar
13
comment “Semantic”s relation to “Pedantic”
@AJMansfield "Pedantry" isn't alternative, it's correct.
Mar
13
comment A word or succinct phrase for “capable of producing financial income”
Has it come to this? Business requirements for a game must include the proviso that the project must actually make money? Profitable is the correct word. Don't overcomplicate things.
Mar
11
revised When and from where did “guns” become slang for biceps?
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Mar
11
answered When and from where did “guns” become slang for biceps?
Mar
5
comment Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to “for heaven's sake”?
@terdon I suppose I made the assumption since all the references I found listed the Peter/pity variants together.
Mar
5
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Mar
5
comment Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to “for heaven's sake”?
@terdon "Pity" is a substitute for "Peter". Apparently for the truly righteous, even invoking the name of Peter was seen as too blasphemous. :)
Mar
5
comment Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to “for heaven's sake”?
On that point, I agree.
Mar
5
comment Is there a secular, non vulgar alternative to “for heaven's sake”?
Certainly not everyone who uses "for Pete's sake" associates it with St. Peter. But that doesn't change the origin of the phrase. The same goes with "pity": it's a minced oath. Many phrases with religious origins enter the vernacular and lose the original context.
Feb
19
answered “Chief Cook and Bottle Washer” meaning and etymology
Feb
18
comment Between you and (“me” or “I”)?
I can't help but notice that you used the phrase "bear with me" in your question and not "bear with I." The situation is the same. In english, objective pronouns follow prepositions like "with" and "between".