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Mar
1
comment Why is “rollback it” incorrect?
@MrHen Derivations like these are very slow to catch on because so many people object to them. A few like loginned / loginning have been making progress, but they're widely disparaged. They may never be accepted.
Feb
17
comment African American Vernacular English
Don't forget that speakers are individuals. Different people choose very different words, even when speaking what might be called the same dialect.
Jan
12
comment Etymology of “-by” suffix in proper nouns
Which General Reference contains this information? I see in the OED that -by in names is from an obsolete noun by meaning "A place of habitation; a village or town", which appears have the etymology you suggest. But I was unable to find this information in any online sources.
Jan
11
comment Is it possible to say “ASAP” instead of “as soon as possible” when we speak?
You can spell out all four letters, or pronounce the last three like the word sap. I've heard it both ways.
Jan
11
comment Language Evolution: Use of 'It'
@ElberichSchneider Yes, thank you, I've already seen it. For future reference, Oxford publishes more than one dictionary; only one of those is properly referred to as the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). It has its own website, which you can find here.
Jan
11
comment Language Evolution: Use of 'It'
@ElberichSchneider That's not the OED, although the OED of course also documents this usage (in more detail, though it doesn't appear to include examples like "it's me").
Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
It makes sense to me. I read it as literally meaning "If you were off by even a little bit and missed the target, it's the same as being a mile off--you missed either way."
Jan
11
comment Should “romaji” be capitalized?
This answer is wrong. Please don't invent etymology. It's derived from Rōma ("Rome") + ji ("character"). It's not derived from the English words Roman or romanization.
Jan
11
answered What does “Logitem” mean on many freightliners?
Jan
11
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
11
comment A one-word verb meaning to “make use of”
The usage note here has a good example of when replacing utilize with use potentially changes the meaning.
Jan
4
comment Pretentious Language Part 2
It's certainly something, but I don't think pretentious is it.
Dec
29
comment “Before it was too late” vs. “before it would be too late”
@ElberichSchneider You would be incorrect about that.
Dec
29
comment “the like” sequence
Oh, I see! Well, I think that like is a noun here. You should be able to find like as a noun in any large dictionary, I believe.
Dec
28
comment “the like” sequence
"The <comparative> the <comparative>" is a red herring here. It's not related to "the like".
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
27
revised Can I say “Why not you study literature?”
added 5 characters in body
Dec
27
answered Can I say “Why not you study literature?”
Dec
25
awarded  Organizer
Dec
25
revised What words mean “not located yet”?
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