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comment What is the difference between “solidus” and “slash”?
See also Why is backslash called BACK slash when arguably it points forward?
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Feb
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comment How common is it to use the term “overland” to refer to transport by either land or sea only excluding flying?
It does have a current niche usage that seems to be on the rise for a species of adventure travelling. It's even gained a verb or at least present participle or gerund "overlanding". I know overlanders avoid flying but I'm not sure if they also avoid ferries etc or if they focus on inland adventures such as passing mountain ranges. They might not even all use it the same way. I've also seen people use "surface travel" but that has no panache so might not be gaining. I'm not sure (-:
Feb
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asked How common is it to use the term “overland” to refer to transport by either land or sea only excluding flying?
Jan
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comment Is it possible for a new irregular verb to appear in English language?
Keep an eye out for it in sentences and sentence fragments. Also when used alone compare it to its context. If it's in part of a GUI with several other buttons and each is a verb and "login" is a separate word, that's also a good sign.
Jan
25
comment Is it possible for a new irregular verb to appear in English language?
@Mynamite: Start looking at the text in the log-in area of the websites and apps you use. I find the (wrong) single-word verb much more common than the correct two-word verb. Stack Exchange is one of the ones that gets it right. So it's obviously a widely used spelling mistake resulting in a new irregularity that's blisfully ignored by the people who use it. log in -> login is not a lone word in this and when you start looking you also see the reverse is quite common too.
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comment What are the distinctions between “authoritarian”, “totalitarian”, and “dictatorial”?
Neither these examples nor the current accepted answer really illustrate any difference between dictator and despot that I can grasp.
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Aug
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comment Answer to “enjoy your meal”
There is an English equivalent for "bon appetit". It is "bon appetit". Just as "rendezvous" is the English equivalent for "rendez-vous" and "garage" is the English equivalent for "garage". It's just at the less anglicized end of the scale. Maybe even a bit tongue in cheek but many of us use it, unlike "enjoy your meal".
Aug
6
comment The difference between 'transfer' and 'transit' in the context of airports and train stations
And thus I must now ask what precisely is a "flight transfer"? (-: Is this a common term or just the wording that happened to pop into your head for no particular reason?
Aug
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comment The difference between 'transfer' and 'transit' in the context of airports and train stations
There's also "airport transfer", which I'm not sure means "transfer between two airports in relative proximity to continue a flight itinerary" or "transport between an airport and a place of accommodation". Or it could mean both.
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revised Is 'set phrase' a set phrase?
typo "and" was meant to be "an"
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