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comment Single word for “Someone who's in on a secret”
There is a spelling issue
Feb
9
comment Who is Charlie Hustle?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Rose or articles.philly.com/2013-04-13/sports/… or espn.go.com/classic/biography/s/rosepete000824.html
Feb
9
comment math soooo lost
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a mathematics question
Feb
9
comment What was the usage of EModE’s four-form system for answering yes–no questions?
There is also aye: the British House of Commons votes Ayes and Noes while the US House of Representatives votes Yeas and Nays
Feb
4
comment Colon advice for introducing horizontal list in scientific abstract
In this example, I personally would put a comma before e.g. but not after it, and I would take the same approach if I had written for example instead.
Feb
4
comment The use of “that of” and an apostrophe
You could say Julia's experience is similar to Robert's
Feb
3
comment must vs have to: British usage and academic rules
must can mean obligatory as a result of a law in British English, for example in the Highway Code
Jan
30
comment What is powerplay in cricket?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Powerplay_%28cricket%29
Jan
26
comment When did the phrase “eat sh*t” enter the English Language?
@SvenYargs: I found This House Against this House, Vincent Sheean, p 317, Random House, 1946 with ("What can you do with a people who eat shit?" the American soldier says; and the habits of the Hindus with cow dung are perhaps the most specific shock of all these I am enumerating.)
Jan
20
comment How to make clear the difference between 0 and O?
India Alfa Two Oscar
Jan
20
comment How to make clear the difference between 0 and O?
There are typefaces which make the distinction clearer, such as oO0 and Il1
Jan
13
comment What is the figurative meaning of “cold pizza”?
A study suggested that cold pizza from the night before tastes better than cold cheese-on-toast: perhaps with the tomato layer preventing certain chemical reactions
Jan
12
comment Isn't “birthed” wrong?
If birther is a word then birthed seems plausible. Indeed my spell-checker prefers the latter.
Jan
12
comment Is English the only language that always capitalizes “I”?
@WS2: Ego, tu, nos, vos,
Jan
8
comment Split infinitives
Even when there was a rule, there were examples of its use
Jan
6
comment What does cheap win mean?
Perhaps positive benefits without much cost or effort
Jan
4
comment What is the proper usage of “Y'all” in southern American dialects
I would have thought a closer Spanish equivalent of y'all might be vosotros (you and others) rather than ustedes (your graces, a 3rd person construction).
Jan
4
comment Why “the powers that be”?
@Araucaria: because that is how certain people wrote English in the 16th century, translating a present participle from Greek that might be read more literally as something like "authorities in being". I have no idea of the exact nuance: perhaps it suggests not just the Roman authorities at the moment Paul was writing in the 1st century but also those that later came into existence.
Dec
17
comment What is the meaning of active service and active services in the context of corporations?
I might guess that active services could refer to services provided outside the corporate group and its employees
Dec
17
comment What is the meaning of active service and active services in the context of corporations?
Context might help