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comment Etymology of “high” and “low” notes
Do you have any evidence that the origins of modern music notation predate the high/low terminology? Intuitively, I would have strongly assumed the opposite. I.e. that high notes are notated on the upper part of the stave because they are "high", not vice-versa.
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comment Word for going to a university class but without being enrolled?
+1 for "audit" being used in this sense in the UK. It sounded strange to me, but that's definitely what my wife's course organisers call it.
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comment Word to describe 'frak'
Specifically in sci-fi this is sometimes known as Pardon my Klingon
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comment Etymology of “high” and “low” notes
Obviously I'm completely ignorant, but "high note" from roughly "very stretched note" sounds pretty plausible to me.
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comment Is there a word analogous to 'shooting yourself in the foot'?
Your first scenario is an example of the Streisand Effect (attempts to censor information can result in wider distribution of the information) named after Barbra Streisand:- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streisand_effect
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comment What do you call both persons involved in a transaction?
Very useful when you start talking about "third parties" (Alice gives $5 to Eve to give to Bob), or declining to be a participant ('"I won't be a party to this nonsense!" said Charlie'). Curiously the term is "third party" even when they are in fact a fourth, fifth, etc. In contrast to a third party, the original direct participants are called the "Principals"
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