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Nov
20
comment Silent letters in English
@PeterShor I KNEW there was a term I was missing. And that's the silent R the OP wanted.
Nov
19
comment Silent letters in English
@FumbleFingers Don't forget victuals and boatswain
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
26
comment “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
And you can't use statistics about high school or college sports to understand a phenomenon describing kids under 12. @nohat is exactly right - it's an upper-middle-class sport for youngish suburban white kids. That's what "Soccer mom" is all about. It has nothing to do with it being popular among moms - it's describing specifically these moms as chauffers/enablers for their kids' activities.
Jun
26
comment “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
This is wrong in so many ways - Football is not the American national sport (that title usually goes to baseball), and soccer is popular among both suburban boys and girls. Your sociology is all wrong here!
Jun
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Jun
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comment Origin of “More X than you can shake a stick at”
Welcome to English.SE! In general, we value answers that have sources or at least an externally verifiable proof, not personal guesses. If you have any proof for this, I'd love to see it, but the earliest uses listed here (1790s) don't seem to be used in a mining context, so I do doubt your assertion.
Oct
31
comment How does one mention “first class honors” and GPA correctly on a résumé?
This seems like a question for careers.SE
Oct
31
comment Usage of double dots (..) Is it formal?
Ellipsis, not elipse
Oct
28
comment If you send an email that you already sent, can you say you “resent” it? Same as “resenting” someone?
Also, someone who tied something first is the first tier :) English is ambiguous
Oct
25
revised What does “as poor a piece of journey-work” mean?
moved question to title, added commentary in body.
Oct
25
suggested suggested edit on What does “as poor a piece of journey-work” mean?
Oct
25
awarded  Custodian
Oct
25
reviewed No Action Needed Can one observe an absence of something?
Oct
25
revised People eighty years and up
added 12 characters in body
Oct
24
asked People eighty years and up