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comment Last names that end in 's'
“Mr Thomas's”, I'd say. For what's worth: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._James%27s_Park
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comment “Infamous” used in a positive sense?
Thanks, @DanBron, I thought something along those lines about Lycurgus, but by our modern standards many ancient rulers, generals, lawgivers, leaders would be now quite harsh and ruthless, if not outright violent and bloodthirsty. So we should call “infamous” more or less every Homeric hero, Roman emperor, medieval ruler and so on.
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comment “Infamous” used in a positive sense?
You're right about the sources: I'm going to insert them right now.
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comment “The die were cast.”
In my opinion, quoting the OED is fine, since we may also quote, say, a (paper) book or journal.
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comment Are there any “fake” French words used in English?
@Christine: To complement Henning's precise explanation, just think about the different meanings of the English verb “to patronise” (or “-ize”).
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comment “farne di tutti i colori” in English
This is a question about English: you are asking for an English phrase (even if in order to do so you describe it partially in terms of an Italian one). It is off topic here. On the other hand, on english.SE or ELL.SE it is usual for people to ask for words or phrases meaning so-and-so.
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comment It never rains but it pours
Perhaps the meaning that is nearer to the one you describe, and that I meant is the one Wikipedia attributes to the use in statistics: «In statistics, the phrase "the rich get richer" is often used as an informal description of the behavior of Chinese restaurant processes and other preferential attachment processes, where the probability of the next outcome in a series taking on a particular value is proportional to the number of outcomes already having that particular value.»
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accepted “I have made an X to make an X”