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"There is nothing as eloquent as a rattlesnake's tail." (Native American proverb, Navajo)

Quidquid Latine dictum sit altum videtur. ("Whatever is said in Latin sounds profound.")


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reviewed No Action Needed What does “step up” mean?
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comment Sentence missing something, needs to be rephrased
Hi Austen, and welcome to ELU. This site isn't really here for checking sentences (proofreading and writing advice). We like to be able to answer questions with a broader application. If you could find a way to make your question applicable to more people, e.g. by specifying what you're unsure about, that would be great. Please use the edit facility to do this. A few minutes taking the site tour and visiting the help center will provide guidance on how to use this site.
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reviewed No Action Needed Does English use “Red thread” as expression for theme?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the basic meaning of 'dozy pillock'?
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reviewed Leave Closed Teaching of smuh?
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reviewed Leave Closed Can I say “thousands of <something>” to make it sound more dramatic when it's actually “a thousand and a half”?
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awarded  vocabulary
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awarded  Good Answer
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awarded  Nice Answer
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comment The word for a man who hunts a dangerous mountain cat without prophylactic?
@DanBron - this is just too rich. :D
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answered The word for a man who hunts a dangerous mountain cat without prophylactic?
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comment What type of movement is this?
@Josh61 - Yesss!
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comment What type of movement is this?
Wait. You owe me a coke. Or maybe no one does, cause you were supposed to call jinx??? :(
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comment How would you transcribe the pronunciation of “ttiwdty”?
I also listened to all three, but the first two added at least one extra syllable. Me, I'd pronounce it as tiwd (like lewd but with tti) and add ty. But I'd rather say it, preferably not quite like the woman did.
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comment What type of movement is this?
jinx. I owe you a coke. ').
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answered What type of movement is this?
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comment usage of “and” in listing items, especially in cases where it is repeated
Yes, exactly. Commas are used to make things clear. Please note that style is not grammar, that you can search the site for questions about commas, and that we have a list of good references where you might want to do further reading. You might also be interested in ELL, our sister site, which is a very good site for basic English questions.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on “Firehouse” vs. “fire station”
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revised Who decides how a foreign name should be transliterated and why do such transliterations change over the decades?
broke up wall of text
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comment which is correct? grammatically and in present form
@Martin - if OP doesn't know how to explain "become vs. becomes", how do you thing adding the mandative subjunctive will help?