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Jan
6
comment Should a company be referred to as “he/she” or as “it”?
That also sounds right. I will add it, thanks.
Jan
6
comment What adjective describes somebody who is quiet and obeys all the rules?
+1 for conscientious student
Jan
6
comment What adjective describes somebody who is quiet and obeys all the rules?
+1 for model student
Dec
20
comment Grammaticality of “I have already asked from him”
@StoneyB: indeed, thanks.
Dec
20
comment Right word to describe “people working together”?
"Work party" to me sounds like there's gonna be drinking at work.
Oct
2
comment Does the washing up fairy exist outside of Australia?
This isn't useful, but it's hilarious.
Jul
24
comment What is the origin of the term “ginger” for red-headed people?
This is the only answer that cites a reference. Well-done.
Apr
2
comment What's the word for being passed through a line of armed men to be beaten?
Thanks, exactly what I was looking for.
Apr
1
comment “Saving on the parrot's chocolate is futile”
In case anyone's interested, the phrase is "ser la xocolata del lloro".
Mar
29
comment What's a liquid antonym of vitriol (used figuratively)?
I said vitriol, not its adjective form; and it does mean particularly bitter criticism.
Jun
20
comment Synonyms for “multiple things that reside in the same location”
Nice, way to pull out the big guns. But I don't believe the adjective form is a real word.
Jun
15
comment Does “cost-benefit ratio” use a hyphen or an en-dash?
What is this injustice? Accept this true answer!
Mar
15
comment Do you really answer “How do you do?” with “How do you do?”
Nobody in America uses "How do you do?" In My Fair Lady, Liza is taught the most exaggerated version of this phrase!
Mar
12
comment Arcane/obscure word that represents a person's timeline or daily record
If you don't know the meaning of a posted answer, upvote it. The most arcane word will float to the top, and you'll have objective proof of it. ;)
Mar
12
comment Arcane/obscure word that represents a person's timeline or daily record
I could always add modifiers, but I'm looking for a word that has fallen out of favor.
Feb
16
comment Which of these is the correct usage of the words “listen”, “hear”?
No, 50% of them are incorrect. Any native English speaker would pick up on this.
Jan
23
comment Is there a good substitute for the word “scarper” in American English?
Absquatulate? Really?
Jan
13
comment What do all capital letters typically refer to in writing?
.....and scuba.