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I have worked in commercial IT, academia, the voluntary sector and the performing arts. All of this informs my attitude to language.


Jan
6
comment Old-fashioned indeed?
Sure does, @AndrewLeach
Jan
5
comment Which figure of speech is this?
What you are describing is not a figure of speech. It is a literary device, when done deliberately, but says absolutely nothing about the way in which you use the language to describe the anachronism.
Jan
5
comment Single word for “people with premonition”
4. deluded. 5. charlatans. Note: question is "What do you call them?"
Jan
1
comment What else did you think it stood for? vs …it stand for? vs …it stands for?
Option 2 is simply ungrammatical, bad English. The other two options do have subtly different meanings.
Dec
23
comment A word for “look down on”
Disdain is, of course, both a noun and a verb ;)
Dec
23
reviewed Reviewed Noun for the desire to sleep?
Dec
18
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a general rule for which types of nouns end in -archy vs. -cracy?
Dec
18
reviewed Approve What’s a “handegg”?
Dec
18
awarded  Populist
Dec
17
reviewed Looks OK What is a synonym for “controversial” with a more neutral connotation?
Dec
17
reviewed Approve in the early January or in early January
Dec
17
reviewed Reviewed “And to you” or “you too”?
Dec
17
reviewed No Action Needed What “Extravagant culture” could be used as an antonym to “Spartan”?
Dec
17
reviewed Reject How to capitalize a word with an adverb separated by a hyphen in a title
Dec
16
comment Why is the action of removing a digital file named “Delete”?
But historical constraints on typing may not be significant if a bias to a particular word has emerged over time. At this point, I think one of you probably ought to write your own answer to develop this further.
Dec
16
reviewed No Action Needed I am an intern of/in/at [company name]?
Dec
16
reviewed Reject Word for metallic “dust”?
Dec
16
reviewed Close a word or a phrase for “something that entails spending money”
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
15
answered Why is the action of removing a digital file named “Delete”?