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Apr
14
comment Sentences ending with something that already contains a period/full-stop
Possible duplicate of The Use of e.g. at the end of a sentence" (english.stackexchange.com/questions/42326/…) and When “etc.” is at the end of a phrase, do you place a period after it? (english.stackexchange.com/questions/8382/…)
Apr
10
awarded  Yearling
Apr
2
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
19
accepted When did “consumption” become “tuberculosis”?
Jan
18
asked When did “consumption” become “tuberculosis”?
Jan
7
comment Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
Great answer - great context. Thanks
Jan
6
comment Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
Now I'm curious as to what on'ry means...
Jan
6
comment Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
Hi @bib! I do agree with you, but I could never have persuaded my primary school teacher that 'I' was acceptable in a similar sentence of my own composition.
Jan
6
answered Incorrect personal pronoun case in “I Wonder as I Wander”
Dec
11
comment What's the word for withholding medicine from a sick person?
'Malevolent' is far more general than what OP is asking about.
Nov
18
comment Why are almost all vowels pronounced “i” in New Zealand English?
This is very interesting (re: Maori influence). Do you have any references?
Oct
2
comment Is there a word for the action of lifting the mouse to go further?
But it's sort of a backwards circular motion, making it more like backpedalling -- but that gives the wrong idea altogether.
Sep
25
awarded  Pundit
Sep
25
comment Is the valediction “see you later, alligator” used in English?
In my experience, it's widely known, at least in North America, but not used very often. It would almost always be used ironically.
Sep
23
answered Can early riser used in a similar way as early bird?
Sep
17
comment Boogie - Negative connotation?
I've never heard this use in Ontario but it is one that OP should bear in mind if s/he wishes to continue to market a product with this name.
Sep
17
accepted Term for distinctive wasp flight pattern
Sep
15
comment Term for distinctive wasp flight pattern
Thank you @RaghuramMK however I'm not sure how that answers my question.
Sep
14
comment Term for distinctive wasp flight pattern
Great suggestion @terdon. I did not know there is a Biology.SE.
Sep
14
asked Term for distinctive wasp flight pattern