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comment Word for the “life/world” outside phone calls, text messages, and the Internet?
The "Meatspace" domains have all, of course, been reserved. (^_^)
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accepted Does “anathema” need an “an”?
May
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comment Does “anathema” need an “an”?
The Vulgate has: "si quis non amat Dominum Iesum Christum sit anathema maranatha", so the English may just be a (slight) mistranslation, omitting the article as happened from time to time?
May
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comment Does “anathema” need an “an”?
Hoping for a more authoritative answer, but will accept this one in a day or 2 if nothing better comes along.
May
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comment Does “anathema” need an “an”?
Not feeling this answer yet. (1) That Bible example is a misquote. The actual phrase is ..., let him be Anathema Maranatha. (KJV, with most other English versions having the Maranatha in some form) So, this may just be an early misuse or a deliberate, one-time, poetical construction. ... (2) The "factitive" examples do not hold, as those are all formal titles in context. "Anathema" is not a formal title AFAICT. ... (3) Euphony might be okay, but that would also excuse all kinds of pigeon English that's not considered grammatically correct (yet).
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asked Does “anathema” need an “an”?
Apr
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comment 'Male'/'female' is to 'gender' as 'left-handed'/'right-handed 'is to…?
@user568458, maybe so. But as the ancients knew, and by the Latin word definition, left-handed and many of those adjectives you listed, are one and the same. (^_^)
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revised What's the opposite of eye candy?
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answered What's the opposite of eye candy?
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comment Grammatical role of “the hell”?
@DavidRicherby, I think he means that "interjection" (the word and the practice) comes to us straight from Latin (interjectiō). I think I once heard that Latin is the first major language to have this?
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comment Treacle is viscous; alcohol is ____?
@smci, Experiment proved it didn't flow, as well as observation of the many, many panes of glass that kept their thick edge up for centuries. The myth has been debunked several times.