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Apr
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comment Adjective describing a person who has lots of children, not “fertile”
+1 from me. An abundant node in a tree contrasts well with a sparse node, or even a childless node.
Mar
13
comment Is there a word that means “multiply by ten”?
Let's go with tenfoldify!
Feb
14
comment What is the origin of the British “guv”? Is it still used colloquially?
What do you mean by "Apologies for the resurrection"?
Nov
30
comment Are the 'Imperatives' used without 'please' or 'kindly' considered to be rude in the west?
Where do you mean by "the west"? The western US? Western Australia?
Nov
19
comment Where do people pronounce “ank” as /eŋk/ vs. /æŋk/?
@JohnLawler, this particular vowel change appears to be far more widespread than the Northern Cities Shift.
Nov
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Nov
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comment Why is “doesn't” a legitimate starting word for a sentence?
The phenomenon you're noticing is proof that doesn't is an independent word, not just a contraction of does not, even though it began as such a contraction.
Oct
29
comment Why is there no such word as “percentagely”?
I suggest folding that comment into your answer. It's a very good point.
Oct
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Sep
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accepted 1700s term for “a technology”
Sep
20
comment 1700s term for “a technology”
If you're suggesting "technical device", rather than "technical", go ahead and make that your answer.
Sep
20
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Sep
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Sep
20
comment 1700s term for “a technology”
This is not only a trend in the last few years. Here's an example from 1950 of technologies being used in the way I'm using it.
Sep
20
revised 1700s term for “a technology”
added 4 characters in body
Sep
19
comment 1700s term for “a technology”
So someone like Jefferson would refer to the printing press as "a mechanisation"?
Sep
19
comment 1700s term for “a technology”
In that source, Johnson considers "technical" to be an adjective. That means Jefferson wouldn't call the printing press, steam engine, and thermometer "three technicals".
Sep
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Sep
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comment Where do people pronounce “ank” as /eŋk/ vs. /æŋk/?
When you say "this pronunciation", do you mean /eŋk/ or /æŋk/?