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May
29
comment Origin of “hating on”
Maybe it's an intensification of the older phrase ragging on (someone)?
May
17
answered What does “spot basis” mean?
May
4
answered Is there a saying in English corresponding to “Another loach under the willow tree”?
Apr
21
answered How would you name this phenomenon? (about presidents' popularity drop)
Apr
21
answered Is “harebrain” used commonly as a verb or adjective?
Apr
21
comment Why is “Good Friday” called “good”, instead of sad or bad?
Plus, @Rauf, it is most certainly not something-or-other "to the human kind." It is a special day - be it good, sad, bad, or whatever - to the adherents of a particular religion to which some of humankind subscribes.
Apr
18
comment A word that sounds like “scoshe” meaning “small amount” or “smidgen”
As does the Straight Dope.
Apr
15
answered Do native speakers understand all the words in songs?
Apr
14
answered What is the opposite of “steep”?
Apr
4
answered How was 'Sundae' derived from 'Sunday'?
Apr
2
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Mar
31
answered “To hear” or “to hearing”?
Mar
31
comment How do I perform presidential proper noun declension?
@PLL: Reaganite means "someone associated with Reagan"; Reaganesque means "acting like Reagan." So arguably, you might indeed use "Reaganian" to describe his doctrine or whatever, although I think The Raven is correct in his last paragraph that you'd usually just hear the name itself used as an adjective in that case ("the Reagan doctrine").
Mar
31
comment How do I perform presidential proper noun declension?
@Raven: why would the adjectival form for Taft use his middle name? Shouldn't it be "Taftian"?
Mar
30
revised “has been” vs “have been”
corrected per RegDwight's comment
Mar
30
answered “has been” vs “have been”
Mar
30
answered Why is it “The King's Speech” but “Le Discours d'un Roi”?
Mar
28
revised What is meant by the phrase “which is to say”?
added 197 characters in body
Mar
28
answered What is meant by the phrase “which is to say”?
Mar
25
answered “Shnide”? “Schneid”? Which is it and what's this term's origin?