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comment I speak common English. I want to know how to spell a sound I hear people make
Bill the Cat "spells" it "Thbbft" (and possibly other ways).
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comment What is correct phrase for the relationship with my son's father/mother in law
I'm not sure which aunt/uncle flavors you're referring to but we do have great aunts, etc.
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answered How to distinguish between right (as in right and wrong) and right (as in left-right)?
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comment Synonym for 'learnings'
In some contexts (likely not the one you mention, though), I might use "lessons". I would never use "learnings".
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comment Exponent vs. Proponent
@JoeZ: Nor had I, except perhaps rarely, until this (approx. 3rd paragraph - about the middle of the first block quote).
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comment Is there a word which means whatever you want it to mean? Or has no meaning?
Do you mean "baz" instead of "faz"? I've never seen the latter. By the way, continuing the list: "qux", "quux", etc.
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comment Which is correct, “sales price” or “sale price”?
Similarly, on sale vs. for sale. Some people use the former to mean the latter while others (including me) use it to mean discounted.
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comment Are there English equivalents to a Japanese old saying, “Be the mouth of cock rather than remaining as the tail of ox”?
"Rooster" is the word you may be looking for. American English prefers it while British English prefers "cock" for male chicken.
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comment What do you call the objects shown in this picture?
@mplungjan: I would say "twirl" rather than "swirl".