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"On the road to Yerushalayim... But one day I'll come back to Omaha!"


Jun
15
comment Latin (or Greek) -x becomes -ght?
The base form of lex (law) is "lex, legis (leg-)" which is the root of the English word legal.
Jun
15
accepted Synonym for “in terms of” (of Latin origin)
Jun
15
comment Synonym for “in terms of” (of Latin origin)
Thanks, you are the best!!!
Jun
15
asked Synonym for “in terms of” (of Latin origin)
May
25
comment Is “Jew” gender-neutral?
Jew is only considered offensive if taken to be offensive. A slang word for African-Americans (Blacks), is nigger. But the way to say Blacks in Spanish is los Negros. I don't see how that is any more offensive than nigger if it is meant to be offensive. Wh should a Jewish person be offended when called a Jew if that is what he is? IMHO, a Jewish person who does not want to be called a Jew is like a tree not wanting to be considered part of a forest. For more on this, see what Mark writes in his answer and comments there.
May
25
comment Is “Jew” gender-neutral?
@simchona - I consider myself to be Jewish, Judaistic and a Jew. Type "define:jewish" into Google and it will say relating to or denoting Jews or Judaism. I think Jewishness, Judaism, and Jews are all one and the same.
May
23
comment Commas and “but”
@JSBձոգչ - Is a student responsible for the errors of his/her teacher?
May
23
comment Commas and “but”
Can you try using yet instead of but. You can begin a sentence with yet, and yet can also be used in place of but.
May
16
awarded  Editor
May
16
revised Why is the word “pants” plural?
At first, I was going to change it from is to are, but then I realized that we are talking about the word pants, and not an actual pair of pants.
May
16
suggested suggested edit on Why is the word “pants” plural?
May
16
comment Difference between “classical” and “classic”
I used your answer to answer this question (on area51.stackexchange.com). Thanks for helping me!
May
16
awarded  Commentator
May
16
comment Question mark usage/position when sentence ends with a declarative quotation?
What about the following case: (et al.). Is the period needed after "al" or isn't it?
May
16
awarded  Scholar
May
16
comment Is 'but rather' considered grammatically correct?
Thank you very much.
May
16
accepted Is 'but rather' considered grammatically correct?
May
16
comment Can vowels be combined in English without forming diphthongs?
Is naïve with the umlaut ( ¨ ) considered the ideal English spelling, or is it just a vestigial relic that has survived since it entered English from the French language?
May
16
comment Is 'but rather' considered grammatically correct?
The "but rather" construct is a little confusing to me.
May
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is 'but rather' considered grammatically correct?