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comment How to pronounce “favicon”?
I always have called it fav-ih-con with analogy to rubicon or necronomicon. Both of those are derived from icon, I think, but drop the eye sound
Jul
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accepted Why was the ruler of the British Empire not an Emperor/Empress?
Jul
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comment Why was the ruler of the British Empire not an Emperor/Empress?
but never styles her/his self that way... I suppose that makes sense. It is strange that the British will refer to themselves as the British Empire but not call their monarch an empress officially, but I guess thats just historical.
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asked Why was the ruler of the British Empire not an Emperor/Empress?
Jun
28
answered What is the right sign to show in a retail shop
Jun
19
answered Can I separate events with period to form past perfect?
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16
comment What causes a verb to be infinitive only?
Only as a negative unwittingly, which is certainly odd. As in, "He was my unwitting pawn", followed by "No, he was acting quite wittingly." I haven't really seen it used without an unwitting close at hand.
Jun
16
comment What causes a verb to be infinitive only?
It is interesting that "unwitting" is still in use, but not "witting".
Jun
16
comment What causes a verb to be infinitive only?
@Matt I know that. I was pointing out that if to spite was conjugated in the same way it would be spit or spote.
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accepted What causes a verb to be infinitive only?
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15
comment What is the proper term for names typically assigned to people in countries using the first-middle-last format?
That only is with respect to order, not with respect to 2-part and 3-part. It doesn't clarify if someone has a middle name.
Jun
15
comment Objects with no name, like “the Sun”
@FumbleFingers Earth's moon is most often called Luna in sci-fi.
Jun
15
comment What is the proper term for names typically assigned to people in countries using the first-middle-last format?
You can say "they have a middle name" or "they don't have a middle name". Leaving this as a comment, since there could be a good term.
Jun
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15
comment What causes a verb to be infinitive only?
hm. Wiktionary claims spited is a word. I don't know if I buy that. I can't smited or bited...
Jun
15
comment What causes a verb to be infinitive only?
It can be used as a noun of course, but I checked dictionaries. No past tense. I can't imaging that I would spit (to bite), spote (to smite), or spited (to slight) someone. I checked: oxforddictionaries.com/definition/spite and another.
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