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Mar
25
comment Derivation of “anus” from “annulus”?
@Pete: Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Changes_to_Old_English_vocabulary) lists the following obsolete English words for it: earsgang, setl, and ūtgang.
Mar
23
answered Are there other idioms like “a stone's throw away” that both describe an activity and act as a measurement?
Mar
22
answered Confusion about a stanza from Rudyard Kipling
Mar
16
comment Use of 'pagan' in an essay: is it acceptable or not?
If it's just that you need another term for variation, how about "Hellenic (or Hellenistic) gods"?
Mar
14
answered “Millions” versus “million”
Mar
14
comment Why is “I” capitalized in the English language, but not “me” or “you”?
Apparent duplicate of english.stackexchange.com/questions/7986/… and english.stackexchange.com/questions/13871/….
Mar
10
answered Has there been an Anglo-Saxon movement in English?
Mar
10
answered What adjective would best describe adjectives that are related to feelings?
Mar
8
comment Using the definite article before a country/state name
@Colin: I think that with some of your examples in the first paragraph, they were indeed originally thought of as descriptive. Ukraine means something like "borderlands"; Punjab means "five rivers"; Gambia is the name of the river that bisects the country, and those often get a definite article (the Mississippi, for example); and Argentine means "silver-bearing area."
Mar
8
comment Example of sentence using “sang-froid”
Not going to put this as an answer because it'll be downvoted, but here's another one: " Psychological problems keeping you from being calm? / Blame 'em on your unresolved issues with Mom, sang Freud."
Mar
8
comment Is “whatsoever” a formal word in written English?
Somewhat off-topic, perhaps, but in all of these examples, wouldn't of be better than about?
Mar
7
answered “Senseless” and “irrelevant” synonyms of “unreasonable”
Mar
6
answered Is single usage of “personality” in “Multiple Personality” jargon or correct English?
Mar
2
comment What is the correct usage of “whom”?
@oosterwal, I'd say it depends. There are indeed cases where moving the preposition makes the sentence more awkward, and then the rule may well be ignored. But "with whom I went" is no less clear than "whom I went with."
Mar
2
answered What is the correct usage of “whom”?
Mar
1
answered Fishing terminology: What phrase describes a fish getting caught on the hook?
Mar
1
answered Usage of “p.” versus “pp.” versus “pg.” to denote page numbers and page ranges
Feb
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
28
answered Can “vetted” be used to mean somebody to whom some restrictions are not applied?
Feb
28
answered What's the reason of prepositioning Internet with “on” but not “in”?