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Jan
24
answered Are there any current examples of English “Back-Slang”?
Jan
21
awarded  Student
Jan
21
asked Are there any current examples of English “Back-Slang”?
Jan
21
comment Is the noun “liar” considered offensive? Would it be offensive to use it with a proven liar?
Yes. "That was a lie" is technically better than that, because that means the lie happened in the past, not now. It further distances the lie from the person, and minimizes the perceived blame.
Jan
21
answered Is the noun “liar” considered offensive? Would it be offensive to use it with a proven liar?
Jan
19
answered How should foreign words (with foreign characters) be written in English text?
Jan
19
comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
+1 Yeah, I've been called out on "awry" before.
Jan
19
comment Is there a difference between “Frenchmen” and “French men”?
I would also offer some synonyms of Frenchmen — "The French", "Frenchies", "Frogs" (the last one is offensive).
Jan
13
answered “least” vs. “lowest”
Jan
13
answered What is the difference between “venom” and “poison”?
Jan
13
awarded  Critic
Jan
13
comment What do we call this kind of recursive expression?
Someone reboot Eldros! He's caught in an infinite loop!
Jan
12
answered When is it appropriate to use “Yeah” and “Yep” as variants of the word “Yes”?
Jan
12
answered Can snow be dry?
Jan
12
answered “Yes, I thought it was very good.” Why “thought”?
Jan
12
answered More colloquial term for “confidant”
Jan
12
comment What is the plural of Prius?
Dictionaries tend not to agree on octopi. I'll give you that. Merriam-Webster indicates plural oc·to·pus·es or oc·to·pi - merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octopus The online oxford English dictionary counters with this: The standard plural in English of octopus is octopuses. However , the word octopus comes from Greek, and the Greek plural form octopodes is still occasionally used . The plural form octopi is mistakenly formed according to rules for Latin plurals, and is therefore incorrect. I'm with Webster on this one, but there is room for disagreement.
Jan
12
revised What is the plural of Prius?
Spelled out my joke, gave a real answer.
Jan
12
answered What is the plural of Prius?
Jan
12
answered What do we call this kind of recursive expression?