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Mar
15
comment is saying “white bread” to the white considered as racist in everyday conversation?
I don't think that a metaphor as white bread for a person of white colour is used in everyday conversation. It has an offensive or derogatary note, yes.
Mar
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answered Mnemonic for remembering how to spell “mnemonic”
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revised Past tense of “to lie” versus past tense of “to lay”
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revised Past tense of “to lie” versus past tense of “to lay”
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answered Past tense of “to lie” versus past tense of “to lay”
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15
comment “Piece” as a verb, meaning to snack?
This curious use of to piece makes me think of German beißen ( to bite). Sometimes people of German stock just anglicize German words or take an English word with similar form.
Mar
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comment Is the word “Ray” related to the Egyptian “Ra”
It may be or it may not be. The question is how to verify wandering of words from the Egyptian or Semitic area into Greek or Latin or Sanskrit. Certainly there are hardly any instances to be found that could verify such assumptions. So a statement that radio derives from Ra is a wild guess that can't be verified. Certainly, we may assume that Semitic words wandered into IE languages, the problem is how to prove it.
Mar
15
comment Syntax of They're memories made
Unclear and vague formulation and you can interpret it how you want. At first glance I would guess she meant: They/These are memories of mistakes I have made. But I think with such a vague formulation you can't say this interpretation is right and that one is wrong.
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revised Why are ambiguous phrases like “ain't no something” still used?
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revised Why are ambiguous phrases like “ain't no something” still used?
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revised The plural form of: One's life work
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revised The plural form of: One's life work
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revised Use of expression “out of”
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answered Use of expression “out of”
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answered Why are ambiguous phrases like “ain't no something” still used?
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revised Why do we “extend” condolences?
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answered “Early critics of Emily Dickinson's poetry mistook for simple-mindedness the surface of artlessness…”
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revised Why is this sentence wrong? “He went to home.”
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