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comment what does “ attention whore” mean?
"whore" is used in the expression to mean that the person would do things that most could consider degrading in order to get attention.
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answered Origin of “kettle of fish”
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answered About Infinitive
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revised Do you know the meaning of the American idiom “pot calling the kettle black”?
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comment Do you know the meaning of the American idiom “pot calling the kettle black”?
The 1620 citation is attributed to Shelton's Don Quixote translation.
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comment Do you know the meaning of the American idiom “pot calling the kettle black”?
@SrJoven Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs.
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answered Statement where the words are in question order
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comment Why do people pronounce “f***ing” like “f***en”?
@tchrist when you put the g between slashes you would normally be referring to the "underlying representation". So the word long is taught in first-year phonology courses to have underlying form /long/ (where the vowel tends to vary by instructor's preference) and then a pronounced (or "surface") form [lɑŋ].
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comment American word for commode
americans say both john and commode, though commode is mostly used nowadays only by older people.
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comment “Problematic” versus “problem”
If your thesis topic is in one of the humanities and your thesis advisor is in any way pro-post-modernism, then use the word as Foucault would. Otherwise, stick to @RegDwigнt 's suggestion.
Nov
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comment Grammar agreement help
if you ask me: in no. 1, you need to say "...as you have requested...", and in no. 2, pick a number for flock, either singular or plural and stick to it.
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comment What term means “all of the words one knows”?
there is an academic journal that is called The Mental Lexicon.
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comment Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?
@SevenSidedDie I think that learning has to inform our vocabulary to some extent. if we are talking about a material that is man-made and specially engineered, we should not be surprised if engineers' terminology enters lay speech. the germ theory of disease, for example, at one point had no relevance to lay speech, but now it does (because language users learned and incorporated the knowledge into their vocabulary).
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revised Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?
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answered Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?