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Jan
31
comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
I remember being told once that it's supposed to sound like "what's this here" mumbled and slurred together. Such as if a confused person looked at the sauce, pointed to it, and said "what's this here sauce?"
Jan
31
awarded  Organizer
Jan
31
revised When do the “-uple”s end?
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Jan
31
suggested approved edit on When do the “-uple”s end?
Jan
31
answered When do the “-uple”s end?
Jan
30
answered Rule for adding “and” or hyphens between numbers that are spelled out fully in text
Jan
30
comment Which one is correct to say: “It's me” or “It's I”?
When I was little my mother took a pen to a children's book and replaced every instance of "it's me" with "it's I." That didn't stop me from using the former though in conversation.
Jan
29
accepted Singular form of the biblical magi
Jan
29
answered What are non-ironic English expressions used with a meaning opposite to their literal meaning?
Jan
29
asked Singular form of the biblical magi
Jan
29
answered Why should I say 'One Hundred' when 'Hundred' seems enough?
Jan
29
comment Why does “impregnable” mean *cannot be impregnated*?
Personally, I can't remember ever seeing "impregnable" used to mean "cannot be impregnated." It seems like a simple mistake though given its morphology.
Jan
29
comment Is there an informal way to describe a woman that can not have a baby?
This is just like how there's no polite single word for "to have sex with." The only way to say "he [verb that means sex]ed her" in polite company is through a euphemism such as "slept with."
Jan
29
answered Is it safe to equate 'less evil' to 'more good'?
Jan
28
comment Is “fastly” a correct word?
Are you sure about this? I find "I ran fast" to sound grammatically incorrect, but that may just be the strict (and sometimes wrong) education I was raised on. I wouldn't feel comfortable writing that in a formal situation.
Jan
27
awarded  Supporter
Jan
27
comment Has technology slowed or stopped the development of the core English language?
The future generation will have no idea that "fail" was once a verb.
Jan
26
awarded  Teacher
Jan
26
answered Should “the” precede “word”?
Jan
26
answered Definite article before schools, colleges, and universities