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Nov
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comment Is “plastic glass” as a container a valid expression?
Interestingly I have asked for a "glass glass" in a pub I went to because I realized the "glasses" they were using were plastic. The bartender understood what I wanted.
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May
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revised Origin of “tragically named”
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asked Origin of “tragically named”
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Jan
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comment How to say that food is hot (temperature) without the listener thinking that I mean “spicy”?
just give the exact temperature in kelvins then.
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Nov
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answered Why is writing “$1” correct but writing “%100” isn't?
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Aug
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answered Synonymity of “simple” and “basic”
Jul
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comment What does “subset” mean as a verb?
@Alan: "verbing" perhaps?
Mar
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accepted Meaning of the phrase “the wrong side of history”
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asked Meaning of the phrase “the wrong side of history”
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comment What is the difference between 20$ and $20?
@RegDwight There is usually a period at the other end so my explanation still holds.
Feb
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comment What is the difference between 20$ and $20?
The $ is usually put before the number to discourage forging. It's much harder to change $20 to $320 than with changing 20$ to 320$.