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Apr
17
comment Is there another way of saying “I lost my train of thought”?
ABEND is a mainframe terminology. Mainframes are quite universal. Just read an IBM, Hitachi or Fujitsu manual for the reference.
Apr
5
comment Pay for the purchase?
If pay for the purchase is indeed redundant, then these too are redundant phrases: my dad paid this month's rent; we fought a war; * we ate dinner ; * she said a few confucius' sayings *; *joined the weed-joint. Using a redundantly longer sentence to avoid a not-so-redundant situation, is a greater redundant sin.
Mar
21
comment Does “kowtow” have racist connotations?
I think this question needs to be moved to the Chinese language forum.
Mar
21
revised Stratagem vs. Strategy
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Mar
21
answered Stratagem vs. Strategy
Mar
21
comment Does “kowtow” have racist connotations?
kowtow means bow down head - how racist could that be?
Mar
14
comment Is “family-owned-and-operated business” punctuated correctly?
It is not "punctuated" but "hyphenated". You should retag the question from "punctuation" to "hyphenation".
Mar
13
comment Idiom or proverb that implies “ the evidence contradicts what you claim”
When you want to know how a company treats their employees, just visit their toilets. This politician bothers to keep his teeth white but not bothered about the plaque around his gums. Plaque = sticky deposit on teeth in which bacteria proliferate.
Mar
13
comment English equivalent of Polish idiom “To explain [something to someone] like a cow in bound”
Moooo ve over!!
Mar
11
awarded  Yearling
Mar
11
comment This was a fad in the 1950s. What was it called?
"large plastic ring circling around your waist". They have rattan ones too, you know. I had rattan ones, before plastic became popular. I think in the 50s, they were mainly rattan rather than plastic.
Mar
11
comment Subject-Verb Agreement in “Neither” Comparison (see example)
You are mixing two totally, completely different meanings sharing the same spelling.
Mar
11
comment How to say a particular author is the only one you've read every book of?
Charles Dickens is hors d'oeuvre to Shakespeare.
Mar
11
comment Name of languages that don't use English characters?
Also, your title should be "Names of languages ..." rather than "name of languages". In fact, it should just be "Written languages that don't ..."
Mar
11
comment Name of languages that don't use English characters?
It's not called "English" characters. It is called "Latin" character set. That is the internationally accepted name for that character set. ISO-8859-1 or CP-1252.
Mar
9
comment Are “Lord” and “God” interchangeable?
chosenrace.avishegnath.com/2015/11/…
Mar
8
comment A word or idiom for being offended for someone else
I have a distinct memory that this question has already been asked here, somewhere.
Mar
8
comment Difference between whatsoever and whatever
A teenager does not in protest say "whatsoever!". She/he would say "whatever!" So, there is a difference.
Mar
7
comment What are some powerful speeches done recently?
1960's is nowhere near "last decade" as requested in the question.
Mar
7
comment What is the idiom or single word for a person who just talks high-flying to show himself important and powerful?
Donald Trumpeteer?