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Jun
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comment A night without sleeping
In Australian English we also use to pull an all-nighter, meaning to work (on a project) all night.
May
30
comment Is saying “shit happens” ok?
@Dmitry, certainly in Australia it would be a political mistake to brush off a soldiers death no-matter which words you chose. That is more of a political issue than a language issue though.
May
30
answered Is saying “shit happens” ok?
May
29
accepted Is there a plural of “metropolis”, not “metropolises”, that would sound better in a less formal register?
May
29
asked Is there a plural of “metropolis”, not “metropolises”, that would sound better in a less formal register?
May
27
accepted Depression and happiness
May
27
accepted How to indicate that a word / acronym X will refer to Y in academic writing
May
27
comment What does “it’s not going to suck itself ” mean?
not sure if serious
May
27
asked How to indicate that a word / acronym X will refer to Y in academic writing
May
27
comment Depression and happiness
@FumbleFingers i.e. "Too hard, I won't bother trying."
May
27
comment Why do non-native English speakers get the present participle wrong?
This needs a tl;dr
May
27
asked Depression and happiness
May
25
answered Is there an aphorism for doing a self-defeating act?
May
24
comment English word for a contest where participants collect items
I think you mean incidentally collect tokens?
May
24
comment Is there a word for a person with only one head?
@F'x : Ahh, good info.
May
24
revised English word for a contest where participants collect items
added 34 characters in body
May
24
answered English word for a contest where participants collect items
May
24
answered Is there a word for a person with only one head?
May
23
comment Is there a way to transform “found” to stand for “things which have been found”?
yes. "Things have been found" is a statement. "Things which have been found" is a noun-phrase.
May
23
awarded  Cleanup