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May
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comment Can I also use 'outsource' to refer to goods, not just work or service?
To me "bought out" means to buy the entire stock of something, not to buy it from outside the company. Choster's comment uses what I would use: "sourced items".
Apr
28
answered What is the distinction between “among” and “amongst”?
Apr
23
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Apr
22
answered Meaning of “boosting cat food from someone”
Jan
15
answered Does “Stop aping!” sound natural?
Jan
3
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Jan
2
answered Collective noun for “facts”
Sep
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Sep
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asked Word for someone who prepares reports
Aug
31
comment 'Patriotism' is to 'Country' as _______ is to 'City'
@Martin Beckett: As does patriorism. Or just about any -ism for that matter.
Jun
23
comment What is the meaning of “Already wet, aren’t they? Little squirts!”?
I'm pretty sure it was intended to imply urine. Nice answer @ Callithumpian: +1.
Jun
23
comment What does “hard sums” mean?
@no one special: I'm sorry to disappoint! My perspective is from when I was an engineering grad student who used to hang around with mathematics grad students. Others may have a different view. In general, the math grad students found bistromathics harder than what they did for a living. :-)
Jun
23
comment What does “hard sums” mean?
@Down-voter: Feedback on why you down-voted appreciated!
Jun
23
comment What does “hard sums” mean?
AFAIK, the only nuance is what I mentioned: it's self-deprecating.
Jun
23
comment Should there be a period after an equation?
You're welcome! Thanks for the link. Good answer, +1, by the way. :-)
Jun
23
answered What does “hard sums” mean?
Jun
23
comment Should there be a period after an equation?
The specific part of the second link says: Just as in mathematics publications, a sentence which ends with a formula must have a period at the end of the formula.
Jun
23
answered When and why is “flied” used as the past tense of “fly”?
Jun
22
comment What is the pronunciation of “Aussie”?
And rounder. ;-)
Jun
22
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