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May
12
comment Why is “Grab” so common in advertisments (and other places where it might not make much sense)?
Where are you? I don't see this very often where I am.
May
2
comment Morphology of mobster, gangster, webster, hipster
Is seamster vs seamstress a later coinage?
Apr
25
comment “This box of matches is empty”
I agree with you completely, really I do. But my point is that there is a difference between a matchbox and a box of matches, and between a milk bottle and a bottle of milk.
Apr
25
comment Origin of 'fairer sex'
No, it's not sort of discriminatory. It's extremely discriminatory.
Apr
25
comment “This box of matches is empty”
I wrote this some time ago, but I don't think that is what I was trying to convey at all. "An empty box of matches" is not sophistry. Claiming the phrase "an empty matchbox" doesn't make sense, is what I termed sophistry.
Apr
24
comment “This box of matches is empty”
No ,strangely, but I would use milk bottle the same way (or beer bottle, or wine bottle) - these are objects which remain recognizable when empty. Milk bags, too.
Apr
19
answered Meaning of the phrase “empty your pipe against the heel of your boot”
Apr
19
answered Is the saying “It's not that big of a deal” incorrect?
Apr
12
comment Why does “not a one” sound incorrect, but “not a single one” sounds okay?
Both sound fine to me.
Mar
15
comment What does the phrase 'much the most" mean?
I think this is one of the lesser-known adverbial meanings of much to "almost."
Mar
3
comment One word - someone so scared that he can't move
He couldn't shift his position; he was scared shiftless.
Mar
1
answered What does ' you can do me every day' mean?
Mar
1
comment Collective term for race, gender, age, religion, income class, etc
Cohorts? I think that's what I called the in a stats course a long time ago.
Feb
25
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Feb
23
comment Preposition following “boarded”
One boads a boat or train, but not a compartment. No preposition is necessary, but your sentence as written is still incorrect.
Feb
16
comment Word for liking and not liking something at the same time?
You have a love-hate relationship with Spanish.
Feb
15
comment One sentence with two meanings! “The door was locked”
Yes, you are right; "the door was locked" has (at least) two meanings. I think other languages have similar subtleties. Usually, the exact meaning will be clear from the context, or irrelevant if context permits both meanings.
Feb
12
comment What means “perfect major”?
dictionary.reference.com/browse/major Definition 3 - Voting to close as General Reference.
Feb
12
answered What means “perfect major”?
Feb
7
comment Is Wayne's World's (NOT) a modern invention?
@hippietrail - you mis-parsed that. "Perhaps influenced by nit" and "adv." do not go together. This use of "not" may be related to the word "not." And "not" is an adverb.