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native speaker of American English (AmE)


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comment Clean, concise, snappy synonym for “f—ing awesome”
@InfiniteRecursion: It is site culture here that titles should be censored, but anything goes in a post (as long as it is quoted). Are you saying that SE bots check for profanity everywhere, title and contents?
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reviewed Leave Closed Is the usage 'literally nuts' correct?
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reviewed Leave Closed Word for an Origin and Destination without regard for route
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comment Origin, logic, and range of use of the verb ‘untrack’ and the phrase 'get untracked'
Could just simply be an eggcorn.
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comment How would you transcribe the pronunciation of “ttiwdty”?
The writing doesn't follow the usual restrictions of English spelling. Two 't's' in word initial position, 'iw' as a syllable center, 'dty'? Not everything needs to be pronounced, especially a random list of letters.
20h
comment need a word FAST because i am writing a story!
This is very unclear. What is the sentence you want to complete, and what is the position of the word in that sentence?
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comment Can “barge in” be used as an informal and quirky way of saying “come in” and “come on in”?
'pawky'? Is that some obscure British thing like 'twee' or 'chuffed'?
21h
comment Where is the truth?
This is off-topic since it is not about the English language. You may want to try christianity.SE (since it seems to be about Jesus and the Book of Revelations).
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comment Which is the correct plural of Atlas?
@Cyber: sure, but there could be more than one entity named Atlas, there are (most likely) no unicorns, but I can still make a plural out of even that.
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comment Can “barge in” be used as an informal and quirky way of saying “come in” and “come on in”?
I can't articulate why, but 'barge in' doesn't work well as an imperative.
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comment Which is the correct plural of Atlas?
One can refer to more than one Atlas. And the plural would then be 'Atlases'
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comment How to differentiate between writing an introduction and a conclusion?
They are, weirdly, similar. The conclusion can assume some knowledge of what has gone on before.
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comment What is a term describing the destruction of crops by insects, bugs, or vermin?
'plague' also works. It is more commonly associated with human diseases but also works for general devastating things
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comment Why are there so many synonyms in English?
There are no exact synonyms. Every word has it's own nuances. Just because it is listed in a synonym list does. It mean it can be replaced one for one I. All contexts with no change in meaning
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comment How many syllables are in “nights 'n' days”?
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syllabic_consonant
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comment Is there a word for a person who is able to focus on multiple tasks at same time?
This is the same answer as one given only a few hours ago.
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comment Why do people pronounce “f***ing” like “f***en”?
Lot's of people are 'g-droppers'. They tend to drop the 'g' (which really is not there at all, just convert the velar nasal to a dental nasal). In AmE it is a a rural, AAVE, or informal variety that does this (Sarah Palin is famous for doin' this). In BrE, even 'anything' gets g-dropped in some varieties.
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comment Is “denigrate” a racist word?
"semi-literate"? You do realize that for those people who may not know the 'correct' meaning, calling them semi-literate is inflammatory, don't you? That is, for people who take the word 'denigrate' as pejorative, and to then call them stupid for it, is just making it worse.
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comment Is “denigrate” a racist word?
possible duplicate of Is there anything wrong with the word “denigrate”?
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