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Dec
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comment What is the term for when one letter is lowercased when a name is in all caps?
De Vos is Dutch, not French. It means "the fox". Therefore the D should be capitalised. Nevertheless, some pretentious Dutch speakers may use a lower case to make it appear as French "de" i.e. "of" used in the surnames of nobility. Equally French speakers who have ended up with a Dutch surname (common in Belgium) may use a lowercase D.
Dec
15
comment Are the allies always good guys?
We learned at school that the difference between freedom fighter and terrorist is that you don't consider a terrorist's cause to be legitimate. What's the difference between a Ministry of Defence and a Ministry of War? It's all bombs, guns and tanks whatever you call it.
Dec
15
answered What do you call/describe these windows/pages and things within these windows/pages?
Dec
10
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Dec
10
comment What is the difference between “ I look him” and “ I look at him”?
"I look him" on its own doesn't sound like English to me. However, "I look him in the eye" or "I look him up in the Who's Who of Complete Unknowns" would be ok. Is it something like this?
Dec
10
answered Specific verb for “training an apprentice”?
Nov
15
awarded  Teacher
Nov
15
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Nov
15
answered Can “that” have a meaning of “although”?
Nov
13
answered Is there a word similar to “racism” when referring to an ethnic group rather than a race?