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Feb
10
comment Can 'default' be an adverb?
This any better, then?
Feb
10
revised Can 'default' be an adverb?
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Feb
10
answered Can 'default' be an adverb?
Feb
10
comment Can 'default' be an adverb?
+1. I agree, but the problem is that then the rest of the sentence becomes kind of awkward.
Feb
9
answered Word to describe an object in continuous cycle that is eventually ejected when it matures
Feb
8
answered When did the valediction 'best regards' come into use?
Feb
6
answered Hardest tongue twister seen
Feb
3
answered Are there any cases of a word that originated in English replacing another word in English in common usage?
Feb
2
comment What's the opposite word for “sin”?
@Reuven: that particular issue (about leaving off the terminal "h" for Hebrew words ending in ה) is a pet peeve of mine too. Nevertheless, there are some common terms where that's often done: mitzva, matza, simcha, etc.
Jan
31
comment Is it Web site or website?
That false positive would anyway be incorrect: it should be "Sight" unseen.
Jan
31
comment What does “Backing forward or backing back” in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s comment mean?
@YoichiOishi: to add to what @ElendilTheTall said, "gobbledygook" is an Americanism for text that's made deliberately hard to understand (like most of what politicians and bureaucrats say or write). See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gobbledygook for details.
Jan
31
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
31
comment What does “Backing forward or backing back” in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s comment mean?
+1. Robusto for Secretary of State! At least when he has to say gobbledygook, you'll know what he means.
Jan
30
comment “I park my car in the yard”
Just a note: you can't generalize about either one. I'm not familiar with all of the varieties of British English; but among American dialects, you have the New Englanders (particularly - and stereotypically - Bostonians), some New Yorkers, and some Southerners who also drop their "r"s in such words.
Jan
30
answered Is there a term for words that have a single meaning or are only used in a single context?
Jan
28
comment “Y'all” or “ya'll”?
"what other contraction cuts out letters from the first word?" Won't is another one I can think of.
Jan
28
comment Why “motherboard” is used to refer to main board of computer
Veta, actually. Maybe they used madre with it because veta is grammatically feminine in Spanish?
Jan
26
comment How come 'ou' was reduced to 'o' in the US?
I agri. Hu nidz xtra letrs?
Jan
25
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
25
comment How come 'ou' was reduced to 'o' in the US?
@Louis: Webster's books (in particular, his speller) became pretty much the de facto standards for schools in the United States.