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Mar
28
comment How to guess the pronunciation of some inconsistencies in English?
@Jean-PhilippeLeclerc Fyi, pronounciate is not a word. As for your question, I understand what you are trying to ask, but I just don't know that there is AN answer. There are so many rules to different combinations of letters, not to mention regional differences as well as differences between AE and BE.
Mar
27
comment Does your name belong to you?
@camelbrush, not really. Although it doesn't exclude that.
Mar
27
comment Singular or plural “set”?
@span, the point is that the applications communicate, not the set.
Mar
27
answered Singular or plural “set”?
Mar
27
answered Does your name belong to you?
Mar
7
answered “Multiple” vs. “additional”
Mar
6
comment Is it correct to say “that place is like 5 miles from here”?
@Mitch maybe it's a regional thing, but it is certainly used both ways were I come from. In "Regina is, like, ridiculously hot." like=filler. In "It's like five miles from here." like=approximately. "A marathon is, like, 26.2 miles." like=filler.
Mar
6
comment Is it correct to say “that place is like 5 miles from here”?
It would depend on context and tone of voice. But you are right, it could definitely mean that. Added to answer
Mar
6
revised Is it correct to say “that place is like 5 miles from here”?
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Mar
5
answered Is it correct to say “that place is like 5 miles from here”?
Mar
5
answered “Whom of which”, a valid expression?
Feb
8
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Jan
15
comment What is the meaning of the name Zacharias Mulletstein?
the -stein ending is almost definitely a reference to Frankenstein
Dec
21
comment Difference between “evade X” and “sidestep X”?
Without knowing more about the author's intent, it's hard to say which would be more appropriate, but I agree with your assessment of the connotations of the two words. If I heard evaded, I would probably assume that the politician handled the situation poorly or clumsily, whereas side-stepped would make me think it was handled more deftly
Dec
21
answered What do you call the people who like themselves?
Dec
21
revised Difference between “evade X” and “sidestep X”?
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Dec
21
answered Difference between “evade X” and “sidestep X”?
Nov
27
comment Is being “low on the totem pole” good or bad?
@ErikE, actually, our answers don't really contradict each other. Mine says that there is no consistency across ALL totem poles, his says that there is consistency within his region.
Nov
16
answered Adjective for “terrified yet calm and capable”
Sep
24
comment Is the phrase “fire and brimstone” used by Americans or it is only in Bible?
I think whether or not it is pejorative is rather subjective. New school "happy-clappy" Christians would use it as a pejorative, but old school fundamentalists would use it approvingly.