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Apr
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comment Single-word or multiword term for a grammatical tense marking another tense
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic not because it is a bad question, which it is not, but because it is not about English per se, and is in fact a question better suited to linguistics.
Apr
19
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Apr
19
comment Has “S***” Become De-Curse-ified?
Oh, OK. Someone bowdlerized it, then. If you watch it on HBO you'll hear everything as it was spoken.
Apr
19
comment Has “S***” Become De-Curse-ified?
Was this a rebroadcast by some other entity, or on HBO itself?
Apr
19
comment Has “S***” Become De-Curse-ified?
What? HBO censored fuck on John Oliver's show? That has to be a first. HBO is well known for allowing any kind of language.
Apr
19
comment An alternative to the word pray, without a religious connotation
I agree, and am voting to reopen. C'mon, people, do the math. September '14 came before December '14.
Apr
18
comment It was dark by now
@FumbleFingers: now 4. At this point in the series of events; then: The ship was now listing to port.. From the same page: 3. at the time being referred to: The case was now ready for the jury.
Apr
18
comment It was dark by now
It's fine. Writers do it all the time, substituting the present for the past to give a lend of immediacy to their prose. "By now I was realizing this woman had been a girl in my biology class . . ."
Apr
17
comment Why “thanks” Can Never Be Singular as a Noun?
@Mari-LouA: Never heard that. People don't talk like the bible where I come from.
Apr
17
comment Why “thanks” Can Never Be Singular as a Noun?
@slyfin: I don't know where you're from, but I have never heard someone say "have thanks."
Apr
17
comment Why “thanks” Can Never Be Singular as a Noun?
@Mitch: That was good enough for Long John Silver.
Apr
17
comment Why “thanks” Can Never Be Singular as a Noun?
You don't have thanks, you give them. And it would seem pretty miserly to dole them out one at a time, don't you think?
Apr
17
comment What do you call a group (collective noun) of programmers?
Programmers tend not to group together. But if you have to have a word, I suppose that word might be scrum.
Apr
16
comment Is there a word that means “having to do with genre” or “with respect to genre”?
If you mean having to do with a particular genre, you could say a thing is "genre-specific."
Apr
16
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Apr
16
revised What does it mean when someone says “noted” to you?
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Apr
16
comment What does it mean when someone says “noted” to you?
Voting to reopen.
Apr
16
comment What does it mean when someone says “noted” to you?
This is really not a bad question. Please do not vote to close.
Apr
16
reviewed Leave Open What does it mean when someone says “noted” to you?