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Oct
24
comment Should 'g' followed by 'e' and 'i' be pronounced with a soft or hard g?
@WS2 GIF is a good one
Oct
24
comment Should 'g' followed by 'e' and 'i' be pronounced with a soft or hard g?
@tchrist Every one of those that I found had Latin and/or Greek roots. I'll write a script to sort through this stuff when I have time.
Oct
23
comment Should 'g' followed by 'e' and 'i' be pronounced with a soft or hard g?
Interesting. It seems like most exceptions are pronounced with a hard g. The second 'g' in "gynecology" is part of the suffix -logy, which comes from the Latin suffix -logia (which comes from the Greek -λογία).
Oct
23
comment Should 'g' followed by 'e' and 'i' be pronounced with a soft or hard g?
@WS2 Words like "gizmo" and "gimmick" would fall into that category. They are modern English words of unknown origin. I can't find an example with a soft 'g'
Oct
23
comment Should 'g' followed by 'e' and 'i' be pronounced with a soft or hard g?
An authoritative source to support your answer would be nice.
Oct
13
comment What is the origin of the “should of” instead of “should have” mistake?
I guess you should of used the search feature. OK, I'll see myself out now...
Oct
12
comment How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
@CoderAtHeart "It's" square? For goodness sake, this is an English site. Can we please learn to use the possessive? Its square.
Apr
2
comment Is there a name for synonyms that appear to have opposite meanings?
@HexagonTiling For goodness' sake, can we please stop saying "irregardless"?
Dec
17
comment What does the most common usage of 'Korea' mean in modern-day English-speaking world?
How about the sentence that starts with "Owing to North Korea's status as an economical, cultural, and political walled garden..."?
Dec
17
comment What does the most common usage of 'Korea' mean in modern-day English-speaking world?
-1 For unnecessary political rant.
Dec
14
comment Why is the “s” in “island” not pronounced?
@Kris It'd guess so, except the first syllable in Ireland sounds longer.
Dec
14
comment Origin of “Well, well, well. What do we have here?”
What do we have here?
Dec
7
comment “How does this proof/prove that …”
@PeterShor That's what I thought. I didn't know this had a name... Thanks!
Dec
5
comment Alternative to “Merry Christmas”
FWIW, I am fairly anti-Christian but I don't mind Christmas. After all, it's a non-Christian tradition that's been "Christianized" so in a way I think it's funny to see Christians celebrating it.
Dec
1
comment What is a less offensive synonym for “hypocrite”?
@Mitch See my edit (and the other question) for the reasons I think it's not a duplicate.
Dec
1
comment What is a less offensive synonym for “hypocrite”?
@Marthaª I edited the question.
Nov
30
comment Is there a term that defines nostalgia for something you've never experienced?
@alcas The Wiki article in Portuguese says nothing about that.
Nov
30
comment Is there a term that defines nostalgia for something you've never experienced?
@alcas I am a native Portuguese speaker and I've never seen "saudade" used in that sense.
Nov
30
comment Is there a term that defines nostalgia for something you've never experienced?
As far as I know, you can only feel saudade for something you have experienced. Therefore, this does not answer the question.
Nov
30
comment What would you call these people?
I would call some of them hoarders.