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comment What is the origin of “Boxing Day”?
@JohnLawler And the Etymonline cite goes back further, as do Josh61's cites .
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answered Lookin for a word meaning “The things one brings to a meeting”
Dec
22
comment Can “daisy chain” be a verb?
Stop daisy chaining these comments!
Dec
19
comment “Magic” versus “magical”
Your ability to clarify the English language is amazing. It's magic!
Dec
18
comment Antonym for 'preaching to the choir'
And if you are frustrated with your best efforts and disgusted with the reception, you could say you are casting "pearls before swine".
Dec
17
revised Word to describe a situation where one wants to do good things but ends up with something bad
added 504 characters in body
Dec
17
comment I need a section title for a section that describes how a piece of software works
@DJClayworth Then maybe functions for the same length?
Dec
17
answered Word to describe a situation where one wants to do good things but ends up with something bad
Dec
17
answered I need a section title for a section that describes how a piece of software works
Dec
17
answered What is the difference between “Whatever/What ever happened to Sandra?” and “What happened to Sandra?”
Dec
17
answered another phrase to express dwelled on
Dec
17
comment A word for not knowing an appropriate word
It depends on why you are lacking language. Is it surprise, confusion, limited vocabulary, lack of an expression in your native tongue, a totally unique item or experience?
Dec
17
answered A better word than “disabled”
Dec
17
answered Is there an expression similar to this Portuguese phrase?
Dec
16
comment What is correct phrase for the relationship with my son's father/mother in law
@Cyberherbalist If we do, then we get into the arguments about the various transliterations to English spelling.
Dec
16
comment What is correct phrase for the relationship with my son's father/mother in law
Not English (but many English speakers use it), there is a Yiddish word, machatonim that means the inlaws of your child.
Dec
15
answered One (or few) word expression for products you don't know you need
Dec
15
awarded  Enlightened
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15
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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comment Is there a term for the use of an unnecessary or redundant adjective?
@MystiSinha I'd feel better if I spelled it's right.