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comment What does a man reply when told: “I love you” by a fellow man and by a woman?
This is far too complex for a defintive answer. It depends entirely on the relationship between the people involved (father/son, gay men, good friends), and the tone of voice. It doesn't matter who says 'I love you' (man or woman), the reply will depend on that relationship.
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comment “And been” when “has” has been said in the sentence already?
Both would be correct
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comment Another way to say “be safe and come back soon”
Me neither, but s/he did say it wasn't common.
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answered Another way to say “be safe and come back soon”
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comment When and why did the N-word and “negro” go apart?
It's also the case that many older people use the terms negro and coloured without intending any racial slur. These were the terms they grew up with, when the terms were acceptable, and they simply haven't kept pace with the changing usage of what's offensive and what isn't.
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comment Eww! Has it crossed the pond yet?
@MarvMills I first became aware of Eww through watching Friends. My children all use it, though growing up in Wales they also say 'Ych a fi'
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answered Any single word synonym for “fawn over”?
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comment A gender-neutral, informal alternative to singular 'guy'
Why not just use the commenter's name? 'I agree with user13107'.
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comment A gender-neutral, informal alternative to singular 'guy'
@Kris If referring to a group of both sexes you could call them 'these guys' but you wouldn't call a singular woman 'a guy'. If the commenter's gender is not known, referring to them as 'guy' is another example of the assumption 'everyone is male unless specified otherwise'.
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accepted -phobia word for fear of hearing speeches
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comment Recommended pronunciation of international English for foreigners
I don't think you need worry. Language is about communication and as long as you use the correct vocabulary I don't most native speakers will notice or care if your accent is a mixture of many influences. Bear in mind that even native speakers can misunderstand each others pronunciation, not just with BrEng/AmE differences but when listening to local dialects and regional accents.
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comment “Her water broke” or “Her waters broke”
I would say the plural form is always heard in the UK, at least for 40 years. I don't recall hearing it in the singular, it sounds distinctly odd to me.
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comment Comma? “Dance until dawn at Festive then receive a VIP experience at Escape Spa.”
If you like. It doesn't make much difference here. One function of a comma is to help clarify meaning by splitting up phrases that might otherwise be confusing, but there's no confusion here.
Aug
20
comment “In my younger years, early days, early years, and earlier years”?
I think you might have to rephrase this to something like "Until recently/until a few years ago" or "I always used to [think/believe] but recently I ....". It might depend on how old you are now. If you are 87 you would say "All my life I have [believed ]....". But if you are 21 you could say "As I grew up I always [thought]...."
Aug
20
comment Does the word “out” carry sexual-minority flavour?
@Vality this is just one example of many.
Aug
20
answered When should we expect an answer
Aug
20
comment Does the word “out” carry sexual-minority flavour?
@Vality This is definitely BrE too. Sorry Igor.
Aug
20
comment Looking for an idiom describing age
OK :) The joke itself is a mouldy one (but then kids love those, never having heard them before). Mark Twain:...informed her that "chestnut" was a figurative term meaning an aged and mouldy joke. I turned pale at that, for I have made many jokes to pass the weary time, and some of them could have been of that sort.... There's a literary character who constantly refers to things as mouldy but I can't remember who. I thought it was Catcher in the Rye but can't find anything.
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comment Looking for an idiom describing age
"Indeed! I have forgotten! But your grandpa’s still a fun guy! Anyway, would you give your old grandpa a hug?"