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Sep
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comment Which English dialects have 2nd person plural?
"yous(e)" and "youse guys" is occasionally overheard in Wisconsin, as well. It makes me cringe when I hear it.
Aug
31
comment What is the origin of the name “grammar nazi”?
Do not forget the "Soup Nazi" from Seinfeld as an example from popular culture. A non-practicing Jewish character describes a soup vendor using the "X nazi" nomenclature. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Soup_Nazi
Aug
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Aug
23
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Aug
22
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Aug
22
answered Is there a word to describe someone who tends to disagree with others only to upset them?
Aug
20
answered Word for an object's “desire”
Jul
30
comment Can I use “Etch A Sketch” as a verb to mean ‘flip flop one's words?’
No, weathercock is not usually used, as the word cock is not typically used in reference to roosters.
Jul
25
answered Can I use “Etch A Sketch” as a verb to mean ‘flip flop one's words?’
Jul
23
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Jul
20
answered The use of “hey” in North America
Jul
19
answered Bachelor thesis or Bachelor's thesis
Jul
19
comment Is there a verb in “Possibly the more possible possibility.”?
@MattЭллен I guess so. My interpretation of the question was how to find the implied verbs in a spoken sentence fragment, which was answered well by Noah and Daniel. Perhaps some editing could clean up the question enough to merit re-opening.
Jul
19
comment Is there a verb in “Possibly the more possible possibility.”?
@MattЭллен Ouch. That's not a very community-building statement. Per the FAQ, this question seems to me to be a grammar/word choice and usage question, which is listed under the "topics are welcomed here" heading. The "simple and basic" criteria leave some room for interpretation, though.
Jul
18
comment “By clicking submit you agree…” or “By clicking submit you are agreeing…”
I agree. The second gives the impression that the user is acting, where the first implies that the user is being acted upon.
Jul
18
comment “By clicking submit you agree…” or “By clicking submit you are agreeing…”
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Jul
18
comment What do you call a window that is neither opaque nor transparent?
Murky does have the connotation of being old or dirty, but it could still fit within the context of the question. The original question didn't indicate the tone that they wished to convey when describing why they couldn't see through the glass.
Jul
17
answered What do you call a window that is neither opaque nor transparent?
Jul
17
comment What does ‘Put one's big boy (girl) pants on’ mean?
"one's pants" isn't usually used as a neutral term. Here is a link to the Ngram comparing the appearances of "big boy pants" and "big girl pants" - books.google.com/ngrams/…
Jul
11
comment How can I properly indicate a “day off” in a tournament using “sports terms”?
@e100 But that "rest day" means that no one competed, right? Baseball, basketball, and hockey teams will have "travel days" and "rest days" in a multi-game series, but those teams aren't playing anyone else during that time.