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Mar
2
comment Plurality of phrases describing categories of objects
@JohnLawler Surely, an answer.
Mar
2
comment Word for “seriously considering”?
@Minnow It looks like an answer to me (in fact I wrote and posted it, having overlooked your comment; now deleted)
Mar
2
comment Physical object, carried be a person, that represents an encumbrance
And there is always the concept of excess baggage
Mar
1
comment Can 'He's kissed the Blarney stone' be used as a metaphor?
@Josh61 and a fairly different pattern if you look at AmE
Mar
1
answered Physical object, carried be a person, that represents an encumbrance
Mar
1
comment Origin of the phrases “out back” and “out front”?
An ngram shows numerous references to out back meaning behind a building in AmE in the 1840s-50s.
Mar
1
comment A word for a person who needs assistance?
If those helped get assistance from an organization, they may be patrons, patients, customers, recipients, consumers, guests, users, shoppers, purchasers (or clients as @Oldbag offers).
Mar
1
answered Does “trial” collocate with the verbs “win” and “lose”: can you “win/lose a trial”?
Feb
23
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Feb
22
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Feb
20
comment Idiom for something that is well designed but not commercially viable?
Maybe vanity-ware?
Feb
20
comment Is it “the city” or “the City” when colloquially referring to NYC?
To complicate matters, people who live in the so-called outer boroughs (the sections of NYC other than Manhattan) say they are going to the city when they mean going to Manhattan even though they are already in The City.
Feb
19
comment present continuous vs future continuous
Why not? The very fact of questioning in advance suggests that there is a plan.
Feb
19
comment present continuous vs future continuous
and will stay?
Feb
19
comment Do people in Colorado typically say “attorney” or “lawyer?”
@JohnLawler My experience is that attorney is used in more formal speech and lawyer more conversationally, even among esquires.
Feb
19
comment Analog vs. Analogy
What definitions have you found in dictionaries for each?
Feb
19
comment He whose breath is taken
@joeav So maybe his breath was stolen away ...
Feb
19
answered Arguably- does the adverb carries “what I am saying is unarguable” connotation
Feb
19
comment What do you call someone who builds fences
A barrierier?
Feb
19
answered He whose breath is taken