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Apr
14
answered 'Blowing Dixie double four time' and 'He can play the honky tonk like anything' meaning
Apr
12
answered Knocked up, two very different meanings. But why and how did the phrase split?
Apr
9
comment “Led Zeppelin was” vs. “Led Zeppelin were”
As a compromise should we use plural for English bands and singular for American bands ?
Apr
9
answered What's the opposite of “bootstrap” (in business)?
Apr
9
answered Criticizing someone of lower income who buys/lives like someone of higher income?
Apr
9
answered What do dots mean after a sentence?
Apr
6
comment Passed your way - meaning
Went near where you were. Think of it as "passed by your house"
Apr
6
answered Why are there a lot of different types of the same verb?
Apr
6
answered Scaled the facade to plant… - meaning
Apr
6
answered What's the difference between Author or Writer?
Apr
6
comment can the pronoun I be use alone to answer a question who?
Technically probably yes, but in reality "I am" would be more normal
Apr
6
answered What does this strange complicated sentence mean?
Mar
27
comment Why do we say County Durham?
Because there was never a DurhamShire, it was Northumberland before government started messing about with the counties. Before that it was almost a principality - belonging directly to the Bishop of Durham
Mar
21
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Mar
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
comment The name given to the trail of afterburn (of a jet perhaps?)
Not if they can help it - it's incredibly inefficient on fuel. But IIRC only Concorde could do Mach2 WITHOUT afterburner - all military jets need it for top speed. The SR71 needed it all the time, even for takeoff
Mar
16
comment Salary comes from salt, but where does salt come from?
OT but does salary really come from salt? The only confirmation is Pliny repeating a story that soldiers were paid in salt ?
Mar
16
comment Where did the usage of “Uncle” to refer to unrelated individuals come from?
Even if Shakespeare day it was already a cliche, ie nuncle for "mine uncle"
Mar
16
answered The name given to the trail of afterburn (of a jet perhaps?)
Jan
4
comment is it 0 degree or 0 degrees outside?
If 0 degrees offends, just use 273 Kelvin. For similarly geeky reasons there are no degrees Kelvin