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Feb
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answered What is a non-gendered synonym for “macho”?
Feb
4
answered Is “layman” an offensive term?
Jan
22
awarded  Peer Pressure
Jan
16
comment Hance/Hence connection?
@JonHanna- Refer to my comment to FumbleFingers.
Jan
16
comment Hance/Hence connection?
@FumbleFingers- Its a small research objective I am working on. I have learned in the past that some words have uncertain etymologies as you stated. Even as good as the OED is there may be a few mistakes or lingering uncertainties. I surmised that 'hence' with the two forms I included with it, might be applicable to 'hance' as well being that there is only one letter difference between the two words. I am well aware of the difference in their meanings, it is their Middle to Old English origins I am interested in exploring. Whatever I find will bring closure to my research.
Jan
16
asked Hance/Hence connection?
Jan
7
comment The meaning of the word 'Han'?
Thank you for going the extra mile on this for me. Does this word in question have an etymological connection to the Anglo-Saxon word of the same spelling meaning: boundary, stone or possibly from the A.S. word 'heonu'or sometimes heonane, hane, meaning: therefore? See A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary by Hall- 1916
Jan
7
asked The meaning of the word 'Han'?
Nov
25
answered Arrogancy vs. Humility
Nov
21
comment Arrogancy vs. Humility
@Drew- The word 'arrogancy' can be found in the 1947 edition of Webster's New International English Dictionary. I looked it up this morning to make sure. Why it's not included in the English SE's data base isn't known. Thanks for your input.
Nov
21
comment Arrogancy vs. Humility
Is there a good source depicting the above scenario and emphasizing the reaction shown forth by those demonstrating arrogance to a single person who defends the truth?
Nov
20
asked Arrogancy vs. Humility
Nov
19
answered Is there a word or phrase for someone who works hard at night and does not sleep?
Nov
19
answered What is a word that means unforgettable but with a negative connotation?
Nov
19
answered Adjective that means “snake-like”
Nov
19
comment Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?
@JoeZ.- I like your answer. Seems to be much more original and descriptive than the other answers I have read. Certainly worthy of a higher score and so I add my own.
Nov
13
comment Is there English proverb or saying equivalent to Chinese / Japanese common proverb 李下に冠を正さず- Don’t touch (redress) your coronet under the plum tree?
This question is terminally unclear. Shouldn't the question be put on hold until it is optimally written for everyone to understand? From my point of view it appears to be slanted towards Japanese when this is an English website. Perhaps the originator would have greater success at Linguistics SE.
Nov
12
comment Is there a slang word or phrase for someone who is always playing dirty tricks or unpleasant practical jokes on his friends and acquaintances?
Very poor quality in terms of slang. Its really dirty street talk as spoken by gutter snipes(My Fair Lady). Should have no place in the vocabulary of intelligent people.
Nov
12
comment Is there a slang word or phrase for someone who is always playing dirty tricks or unpleasant practical jokes on his friends and acquaintances?
Your word doesn't sound common at all to the colloquial English tongue.
Nov
12
answered Is there a slang word or phrase for someone who is always playing dirty tricks or unpleasant practical jokes on his friends and acquaintances?