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comment What part of speech are non-human “interjections” like “oink” and “bang”?
I guess I mean "makes a noise like a pig", but specifically in the case where it's rendered as "oink" in a sentence. Say you were tasked with tagging each word/token with its part of speech in the example sentence of my question. What part of speech would you choose for the word "oink" in that sentence?
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comment Commas around non-parenthetical name like “The famous playwright, William Shakespeare, was born…”?
I just read White's revised version of "The Elements of Style" and noticed this bit: "titles that follow a name are parenthetic and should be punctuated accordingly." with examples like "Horace Fulsome, Ph.D., presided." It goes on to say: "No comma, however, should separate a noun from a restrictive term of identification.", with examples including "The poet Sappho". Thus the commas in "The famous playwright, William Shakespeare, was born …" seem to violate that source.
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comment Hypernym for “film” and “TV series”
Does it refer to 1. the abstract thing (the movie or show "themselves") or 2. a broadcast of one of those things or 3. the physical thing (a movie DVD or TV series box, say)? I would assume it's option 1?
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answered Phrase for correcting text in a particular manner
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revised Term for words like Snowmageddon, Nipplegate and even cheeseburger?
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answered Term for words like Snowmageddon, Nipplegate and even cheeseburger?
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comment What is “:-” used for?
On a side note, ":-" is used in Swedish (and probably elsewhere – at least in German, I think, but punctuation is hard to search for…) for an amount of money. "123:-" is 123 SEK. The ":-" stands for "and no cents", cf. "123:45" for 123 SEK and 45 cents ("öre").
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