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Jun
22
comment Can “hence” be used at the beginning of a sentence?
@pabouk Yeah, I conceded this one about 3 years ago :) english.stackexchange.com/questions/18909/…
Mar
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Jan
5
comment Is there an English idiom for Bengali idiom “সবজান্তা গামছাওয়ালা”(wise towelsman)?
+1 for taxi drivers, as this is the (rather unfair) stereotype. Matthew Collings's review of John Carey's 'What Good are the Arts?' as "taxi driver bollocks" always stuck in my mind, especially as Carey's publishers saw fit to print it on the back cover.
Dec
21
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Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
I'm not criticizing your praise for mothers. I just don't think that "mother" is the right answer for this question, and was trying to point out that I think you hit the best answer in your penultimate sentence.
Dec
4
revised What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
Put info from one of OP's comments in question to improve applicability of answers.
Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
"A noun to describe this? 'Hero'." <end>
Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
+1 for hero. merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hero: "1. d) one who shows great courage"
Dec
4
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Jul
16
comment Meaning of ‘silvan game’
I think closing this one was a bit harsh. OP obviously did put some effort into looking up the meaning, and it's easy to see how the use of "loss" steered him to the wrong meaning of "game". Also, I'd say it's more about poetry comprehension than interpretation, so I don't think it's off topic on that measure either.
Jul
12
answered Meaning of ‘silvan game’
Jun
11
answered What does it mean - “When X does Y, God kills Z”?
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awarded  Notable Question
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Jan
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answered Word or phrase for 'a much hyped discovery which later turns out to be insignificant or of no value'
Nov
12
comment A verb for performing foot tricks with a ball?
No worries - removed my downvote after your edit.
Nov
12
awarded  Critic
Nov
12
comment A verb for performing foot tricks with a ball?
-1 "Dribbling" is the wrong word for this.
Nov
8
comment What's wrong with “I'll open you the door”?
Bitransitive or ditransitive?
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer