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Oct
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comment What are some products that are now words?
@JohnC I have heard it used to refer to any small grill.
Sep
14
accepted When and why did the letter “u” begin being called [ju]?
Aug
17
answered Words with opposite meanings in different regions
Aug
16
revised Name of castle part
Anglicized phrasing.
Aug
16
suggested suggested edit on Name of castle part
Jul
12
revised What is the agent of a trial called?
Added example.
Jul
12
comment What is the agent of a trial called?
@msh210 Good point. Specified the question. To wit, as in Abraham at the Binding of Isaac.
Jul
12
asked What is the agent of a trial called?
Jul
12
comment Recur vs. Reoccur
Very interesting.
Jul
12
comment Recur vs. Reoccur
@Rhodri let us continue this discussion in chat
Jul
12
comment Recur vs. Reoccur
"Something that reoccurs happens again, but not necessarily repeatedly..." In this case, either the event of happening is repeated, in which case it must occur three times to be consistent with the definition, or the event of reoccurring is repeated, in which case this is either a truism, or a recursive definition.
Jul
12
comment Recur vs. Reoccur
The qualifiers on the event's happening at regular intervals are "perhaps" (for recur) and "not necessarily" (for reoccur). These terms are equivalent unless they express degrees of likelihood. Also "repeatedly" in that formulation must mean "at least three times", which is strange.
Jul
12
comment Recur vs. Reoccur
Your explanation makes sense, and according to it the description of the distinction that I quoted is at best poorly worded and at worst misleading.
Jul
12
comment Recur vs. Reoccur
If you expected it to happen exactly once more in the future, which would you use? For argument's sake, let's say you expected it to happen at a regular interval exactly once.
Jul
12
asked Recur vs. Reoccur
Jun
28
accepted Is there a schwa in the middle of Coleridge?
Jun
21
comment Is there a schwa in the middle of Coleridge?
@Cerberus Thanks for unAmericanizing my IPA.
Jun
21
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
21
asked Is there a schwa in the middle of Coleridge?
Jun
16
asked Instantaneous interpretation of disjoined events over a duration