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Nov
14
revised How old is the expression “as if”?
It was actually 1903
Nov
14
suggested suggested edit on How old is the expression “as if”?
Nov
14
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
28
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
27
comment Do submarines float?
I'm confused. What's wrong with the definition you pulled out: "Be suspended freely in a liquid or gas." Suspended in liquid (ie. neither rising or sinking) is precisely what you're talking about.
Oct
24
comment What does the phrase “old Charlottes” refer to?
Thank you, sir!
Oct
24
accepted What does the phrase “old Charlottes” refer to?
Oct
24
comment What does the phrase 'I feel like a pig in a wig' mean?
Ugly and conspicuous, no?
Oct
24
asked What does the phrase “old Charlottes” refer to?
Oct
16
awarded  Curious
Oct
15
comment What does “trabacaloes” refer to?
Ah! Fantastic. The OED wins again. I had no idea you could get a version online for free. Thanks!
Oct
15
comment What does “trabacaloes” refer to?
Amazing! I wonder if it's an alternate spelling, given that it appears in naval diaries from the period, but thanks so much!
Oct
15
asked What does “trabacaloes” refer to?
Aug
21
comment How do I politely say I have used my mouth while drinking water from a bottle?
'Cooties' are as real as the boogie monster. They're not 'body lice'. Cute way of putting it if you're in the USA/Canada, though.
Aug
17
awarded  Yearling
Aug
10
accepted Origin of the idiom “falling off the wagon”
Jun
12
awarded  Caucus
May
8
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
24
comment Origin of the phrase “mother's ruin”?
I could imagine that "mother's milk" was changed to "mother's ruin" as a wry joke.
Apr
19
accepted Origin of the phrase “mother's ruin”?