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comment Origin of “eye teeth”
+1 Thats interesting, thank you. Out of interest, where is the quote from?
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accepted Origin of “eye teeth”
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comment Origin of “eye teeth”
Personally, I think my nose teeth are more important. (Also, my eyes don't cover my canines. Perhaps, historically, people had their eyes closer together)
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asked Origin of “eye teeth”
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comment What does “Stick it up one’s jumper” mean? Why is it funny?
Its also worth noting that Jersey (as in the name of the Golf Club) is another name for Jumper/sweater in British English. I think the joke plays on this pun (but I agree its not very funny).
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comment Word for not being happy with something but having to be satisfied with it
"Not a real dictionary word, but it is widely used" - I've never heard this used in my life (London).
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comment In “Are you staff?” does “staff” need to be preceded with an article?
Also I wonder whether Are you staff is an American expression. While this is certainly understood in the UK, it personally makes me flinch. I can't give a good reason why though. I would certainly prefer someone asking if I work here, or if I was a member of staff.
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comment In “Are you staff?” does “staff” need to be preceded with an article?
+1 But the [the] is not optional, but rather depends on whether the organisation has the as part of the title. Do you work for BBC (The British Broadcasting corp) is wrong. Its Do you work for the BBC. Whereas HMV (A record shop standing for His Masters Voice) would be Do you work for HMV. Do you work for the HMV is wrong.
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accepted Origins of the phase “smash-and-grab capitalism”
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comment Origins of the phase “smash-and-grab capitalism”
@Matt fair enough, edited
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revised Origins of the phase “smash-and-grab capitalism”
added 125 characters in body; edited title
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comment Origins of the phase “smash-and-grab capitalism”
Is this a bad question? Have I missed the point of this site? My apologies if I have :(
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comment Writing large percentages
It might be worth introducing k% (for 1e3%) and M% (for 1e6%), such as kg (kilogram) etc. You would have to explain this though.