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comment What does “sell x for value” mean?
@TrevorD - I don't think there's anything particularly American about the expression "best bang for your buck". It's commonly used where I come from; which is a LONG way from USA. Maybe not in UK, but only because they have quid, not bucks.
Aug
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comment Is there a word for someone who really has their act together
@KristinaLopez - yeah, maybe I should have used the word idiolect instead of dialect. But there are lots of words that have different connotations to different groups of people. Today, I guess, we've all discovered one more! :-)
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comment Is there a word for someone who really has their act together
I actually find this answer incredibly offensive. Somebody has their act together, and has all these positive attributes - and therefore they must be American? Must be "representative or typical of the United States"? Only an extreme bigot would think this way.
Aug
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comment Is there a word for someone who really has their act together
I think this must vary from dialect to dialect. Certainly, in my dialect, it would be correct to say that the term pistol has no negative connotations. I'm therefore a bit surprised by @KristinaLopez's comments; but I guess her dialect differs from mine. Variety is the spice of life.
Aug
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comment When should I use “a” versus “an” in front of a word beginning with the letter h?
The number of incidences in the Corpus you have cited says nothing about whether the "an" usage is dying out, increasing, or staying the same. Simply that it is less common than the "a" usage. I liked your first paragraph though!
Aug
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comment What does “do a take 5” mean?
The fact that there are three quite different and quite plausible answers here clearly demonstrates that this is not something that can be answered solely by general reference resources. Everyone who voted to put this on hold has made an error.
Dec
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answered Hypernym for “compassion”, “malice”, “hatred”, “love”, “inspiration”, etc
Dec
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comment What's the tense for repetitive past action?
@JohnLawler Now that I have read the second sentence of your second comment, I shall stop telling people that I am a native speaker of English. I shall find this somewhat sad, as there is no other language that I speak fluently. Nor for that matter, is there any other language that either of my parents or any of my grandparents have been able to speak fluently. We shall all be left unable to communicate, I suppose.
Dec
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answered What is proper sentence structure?
Dec
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answered An expression for someone who makes difficulties for himself
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suggested suggested edit on What's the idiom for getting lost in a (malfunctioning) bureaucracy?
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comment English equivalent of the Italian “Mannaggia!”, “Che peccato!”
I'll have to take your word for it; I don't speak Italian. I simply answered (correctly, I might add) the question as it was posed in the body of the original posting. If reading the question correctly and answering it correctly earns downvotes on this site, then so be it.
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comment English equivalent of the Italian “Mannaggia!”, “Che peccato!”
OP asked for an expression or exclamation. I answered with an expression. And what makes you think it's localised?
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