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Feb
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comment English equivalent for the Persian proverb “The mountain just gave birth to a mouse”
The Texas version is "All hat and no cattle".
Dec
11
revised Word/Idiom/Phrase to describe a stage in a project's life-cycle when you are stuck and thus no progress is happening?
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Dec
11
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Dec
11
answered Word/Idiom/Phrase to describe a stage in a project's life-cycle when you are stuck and thus no progress is happening?
Oct
28
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Oct
28
comment Is “dear” commonly used to describe something that costs too much?
This is common in other languages. Spanish & Italian "caro", French "cher" all mean both "dear" and "expensive".
Sep
14
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Sep
1
comment Declined Latin nouns in English prose
Some people decline to use Latin nouns in English prose, if only to eschew obfuscation...
May
7
comment Word to describe “beautiful but worthless”
We have a "decorator cat"
Feb
25
comment Is there a parallel to defenestration — for buses?
I'd prefer subusticate or debusticate
Jun
2
comment Is there a word to represent the feeling on never being somewhere before?
George Carlin already came up with a phrase for the opposite of deja vu... vuja de.
Dec
24
comment What do you call exaggerations like “I'm starving”?
@GarrettAlbright Do meta-comments belong on meta?
Dec
23
comment “Hello” as a verb
As Calvin says to Hobbes, "Verbing weirds language".
Aug
30
comment Tomorrow will be Muggy, followed by Tuggy, Wuggy and Thuggy
He could have continued "Fruggy", "Stuggy" and (with a little poetic license) "Snuggy"
Apr
14
awarded  Editor
Apr
14
revised Does “salt mines” have any specific meaning?
Fix its-it's error & foregoing-forgoing error
Apr
14
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Mar
20
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Nov
14
comment Appearance of “is is” in speech patterns
If someone wants to close it as duplicate (of either prior question mentioned in the comments), go ahead. I searched for "is is" and found nothing... seems I should have searched for "double is" instead.
Nov
14
comment Appearance of “is is” in speech patterns
@BillFranke Your example is grammatical, but I hear this construction many places where it is not, i.e. without the leading "What".