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Apr
15
revised Origin of the phrase “mother's ruin”?
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Apr
15
asked Origin of the phrase “mother's ruin”?
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Dec
11
comment How long can you say “the late so and so”?
It appears the euphemism "late" is used to remind people of someone's passing, but also soften the notion that they're for someone who might not already know (but who wasn't close to the person who died).
Dec
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Nov
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comment Where does “Going out on a limb” come from?
@Mohit The Bible? biblegateway.com/passage/…
Nov
2
comment Words that mean the exact opposite to themselves
Sorry if I offended.
Nov
2
comment A positive way to describe a know it all
This sounds like someone suffering from Narcissistic Personality Disorder: The need to be "right" or correct people is a sign of insecurity. People with NPD often get really offended when people don't listen to them, too (paper thin skin).
Nov
2
comment Words that mean the exact opposite to themselves
@TaliaFord I'm sorry if you felt I was getting on my "high horse", but you apparently corrected me based on... I don't know what. I didn't link to a five sentence article, I linked to an audio interview with one of the senior editors at the OED. I guess it bristles when someone brazenly "corrects" you for no reason. But you're right: Metaphorically apparently is synonymous with figuratively -- I didn't realise that -- but now I REALLY don't understand your initial comment :-/
Nov
1
comment Words that mean the exact opposite to themselves
(Note: I was speaking figuratively, not metaphorically.)
Nov
1
comment Words that mean the exact opposite to themselves
@TaliaFord You're wrong, I'm afraid: salon.com/2013/08/22/…
Nov
1
comment Words that mean the exact opposite to themselves
@TaliaFord My head literally exploded reading your comment.
Oct
31
comment Words that mean the exact opposite to themselves
@FumbleFingers That question is asking how such words come to exist.
Oct
31
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