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Jan
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comment Etymology of the word “stoolpigeon”
@Callithumpian -- definitely agreed, I had never considered Google Books as a source and will certainly do so in future.
Jan
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comment Etymology of the word “stoolpigeon”
@Hugo -- The sheer amount of effort you put into this...I sincerely hope Barry England won't think too poorly of me for re-allocating your answer as the answer. Thank you! :-)
Jan
11
accepted Etymology of the word “stoolpigeon”
Jan
11
comment Etymology of the word “stoolpigeon”
@TimLymington -- I guess so, I just found it to be an interesting word and wondered about its history; an informant / snitch which it also defines made me think it's a more polite way of saying someone is a sh_t bird. ;-)
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Jan
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asked Etymology of the word “stoolpigeon”
Dec
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Dec
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answered Equivalent word for 'Unfriend' on Social media sites?
Sep
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awarded  Analytical
Aug
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comment Is the term 'String' too jargony to use in a user interface?
Depends a lot on what you expect the user to enter, for me; I'd sooner use sentence, snippet, summary or description. A max. length guide to the right or bottom of the field to further guide the user could even be added as an optional extra.
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Dec
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answered “Bob and us” or “Bob and we” or “Bob and ourselves”?