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reviewed Approve Common term or single word for someone who is embarrassingly over-complimentary
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revised Meaning of “all shelves about me towards the worse”?
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comment A while ago and a few minutes ago
Did you look "while" up in the dictionary? What did you learn?
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revised are there any compiled lists of modern equivalents of historical proverbs?
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comment are there any compiled lists of modern equivalents of historical proverbs?
They are called idioms. Some are centuries old and haven't lost their relevancy. Because many harken back to agrarian times (some from the Greeks), it is true that the young must be taught some of the idioms, but most eventually pick it them up by exposure to their culture. My kids know their idioms. There is a lot on the internet about idioms - just search "English idioms" (British/etc.)
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comment First wife vs. Former wife
@JoeBlow - of course you can use "first" in that case, but if you don't want to get into trouble with your wife, it had better be followed by "and only".
Jun
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reviewed Delete Words for a garbage man who takes waste material to throw away and the one who takes them to sell?
Jun
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answered First wife vs. Former wife
Jun
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reviewed Reviewed just none that live nearby
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comment just none that live nearby
You can see why people just pretend that the term 'adverb' will do for 'what on earth is this?' +1
Jun
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reviewed No Action Needed Good Luck **in** all your endeavors' versus Good Luck **to** all your endeavors'
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reviewed Reviewed Have you seen or did you see?
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reviewed No Action Needed “Restricted in”
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reviewed Leave Closed What does “… which is somewhat long in tooth” mean, and what is the source of the phrase?
Jun
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reviewed Leave Closed An epic word for a small wooded area
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reviewed Approve What is the name of the symbols “<” and “>”?
Jun
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comment Bill reading Shakespeare and Maureen singing Schubert satisfy/satisfies me
"I started to write a flip comment but then I thought about it a little more." Same thing happened to me. +1 for not waiting for someone else to answer.
Jun
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comment Do fish smell or taste blood in water?
Smell is olfactory. Taste is gustatory. The proper word here happens to be "smell" because sharks have olfactory systems. So do most fish. But if you're unsure of that, sense or detect will be the best choice.
Jun
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comment What is the specific word for a lost child whose guardians/parents are required to be located?
While I sympathize with your problem, wanderer is not a word which meets the OP's request. No word meets the OP's request.
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comment What is the specific word for a lost child whose guardians/parents are required to be located?
Not all those who wander are lost.