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Aug
15
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
10
comment Term for “Death by Lack of Water”
But the verb forms of dehydration and even thirst aren't as useful as that of starvation. He starved to death is perfect English. He dehydrated/thirsted to death sounds odd.
May
25
accepted What is the term for the slash in a slashed zero?
May
25
asked What is the term for the slash in a slashed zero?
May
17
answered Alternatives to “Good Night” when sleeping in the afternoon
Apr
2
accepted What is a “Chain of Chinese whispers”?
Apr
1
asked What is a “Chain of Chinese whispers”?
Mar
20
accepted What word means “the ability to read more than one form of writing”?
Mar
20
comment What word means “the ability to read more than one form of writing”?
Well, what I was looking for is a general term. If I know someone can read and write in two languages, but I don't know what those languages are, I don't see how I can use this expression.
Mar
20
accepted Are all these prepositional phrases equally correct?
Mar
20
asked What word means “the ability to read more than one form of writing”?
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Jan
6
comment What does “tell us know what you think” mean?
When I search it verbatim now, this page is the second rank.
Jan
4
comment Why “Speak of the devil”?
@nitech of course, the devil, a.k.a. Lucifer a.k.a. Morning Star is the fallen angel of light, so shining might be an attribute associated with him, too. And so it comes full circle.
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Any way you slice it, "originally" is confusing. If I really meant it in the sense described in this answer, I probably should've written "…even if the story were true in any form…" or some such. But that's a different english.stackexchange.com question.
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Seems folks are interested in the context. You'll see why I avoided it at first. There's this tale of a professor who taught his class about socialism by failing them that has been appearing on my Facebook stream. The particular edition that I've gotten twice now has explicitly stated that the socialism in question is "Obama's socialism". I looked the story up and found out that it's unlikely this story started the rounds while Obama was PoTUS.
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
+1. I have to like this answer because it solidly defends my originally improper use of "originally".
Jan
4
accepted What do you call a disk drive that is not solid state?
Jan
4
accepted How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Jan
4
comment How do you properly follow a subjunctive with a related statement?
Thank you for letting my use of originally pass. I think I meant to say actually.