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Mar
25
accepted “on” or “at” when talking about flight dates
Mar
25
revised “on” or “at” when talking about flight dates
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Mar
25
comment “on” or “at” when talking about flight dates
Brilliant, thanks.
Mar
25
asked “on” or “at” when talking about flight dates
Jan
12
awarded  Yearling
Jan
9
comment 1000 names for snow
I never said it was true @Venture2099 :) Just that it's a saying!
Jan
9
asked 1000 names for snow
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
8
comment BrEng: “pull your finger out”, “cock up” and “stuff it” What do they mean?
my arse on the line, so you better pull your finger out i.e. the direct use of the phrase (pull your finger out / work harder) and the rude version (pull your finger out of my arse)...euphemism
Sep
8
comment BrEng: “pull your finger out”, “cock up” and “stuff it” What do they mean?
You do realise these are all being used as euphemisms and the joke is the duel meaning?
Sep
8
comment Usage of “fanny” as verb
Also: no one would ever say I met a fanny last night. They would say I met a dick last night. Fanny is never used as a derogatory term for a person, where as dick is.
Sep
8
comment Usage of “fanny” as verb
Also: someone who is a Fanny is a coward. Stop being such a fanny. Also Fanny is not a common name in the UK any more, not for the under 60s anyway.
Jun
17
awarded  Critic
Jun
17
awarded  Caucus
Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
Jun
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
21
accepted Source of the term Munter (unattractive person)
Mar
21
comment Source of the term Munter (unattractive person)
So the hitch pre-dates the slang and also is not as old as I thought it was, interesting, can't help but feel the slang is inspired by the knot. There was a big climbing fraternity in English universities about this period, that said it could be coincidental.
Mar
21
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Mar
21
comment Source of the term Munter (unattractive person)
@Kris, there are plenty of German words in use in the English language (Schadenfreude). So the fact that the Hitch is German has no relevance as far as I can tell. What's WP?