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Jan
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comment During what period of history did English use “ß”, the “sharp s” ligature?
I walked past the site of Shakespeare's Globe theatre this weekend (here: goo.gl/maps/kIKcn). I noticed one of the maps reproduced on the information boards has a building labelled "Eßex House". Next time I'm nearby I'll check the date.
Jul
31
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
comment What is the collective noun for a collection of collective nouns?
I'd offer a contrivance.
Jun
6
comment Antonym for “Virgin”
Deflowered is expressly passive, and doesn't necessarily work. That might depend on whether the former virgin considers their virginity to be something given away or something got rid of.
Jun
5
awarded  Editor
Jun
5
revised When do we need to add 's' to a numeric year?
Improved clarity of question based on further comments.
Jun
5
suggested suggested edit on When do we need to add 's' to a numeric year?
Jun
4
comment How can I write out 1.5?
In England we'd say nought point five, but five point oh. Zero could be used in either example.
Jun
4
comment Etymology of the color name “orange”
@kit I don't have a reference to hand but do recall reading recently that the orange colour of carrots is the result of comparatively recent cultivation. Previously white was the predominant colour alongside variously coloured varieties.
Jun
4
comment “I'm sure” vs. “I'm for sure”: Who uses which, and when?
I read those as "I am certain" and "I am, certainly".
Jun
4
awarded  Teacher
Jun
4
comment Etymology of the color name “orange”
Re the Icelandic example , the colour is appelsínugulur (orange-yellow).
Jun
4
answered Do English speaking people jeer at big feet?
Dec
17
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