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May
19
awarded  Enlightened
May
18
comment Just how offensive are the terms “retarded” and “gay”?
@eje211 I seriously disagree that not being offended implies approval. Personally I am extraordinarily difficult to offend, because I don't think feeling offended is a healthy emotion and I have taught myself to not to engage in it. Just because I don't let other peoples attempts to offend offensive, does not imply that I approve of that attempt, it simply means they were unsuccessful. You make it sound like a person has a responsibility to take offense at anything they would not encourage.
May
18
comment What term can be used to describe Yoda's speech?
Correctly you have answered
May
17
awarded  Nice Answer
May
17
comment Pronunciation of the word Leicester
@Third Australian pronunciations of English names can be so terrible sometimes. E.g. the footballer Chris Mainwaring which they pronounce main-wearing :/
May
17
comment Use of 'The' in names containing 'Of'
It always irks me when people say "Buddha" instead of "The Buddha"
May
17
comment Use of 'The' in names containing 'Of'
I have only seen it as Mahmud al Ghazni :D
May
17
revised Term for “avoiding reality”
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May
17
comment Term for “avoiding reality”
This is a related word, but it does not really apply to the OP. I will update my post with a definition.
May
17
comment Term for “avoiding reality”
@MT_Head cringe :D
May
17
answered Term for “avoiding reality”
May
15
accepted Transitive verbs where the object is the object of the effect rather than the verb
May
15
comment Transitive verbs where the object is the object of the effect rather than the verb
Good article. Looks like these constructions are called Resultatives with Exceptional Case-Marking. Found another article here: drum.lib.umd.edu/bitstream/1903/3073/1/umi-umd-2881.pdf
May
15
answered How broad is the definition of sodomy?
May
15
comment Why do non-native English users often spell “standard” as “standart”?
Good question with some good answers re. European languages. Arrogant people need to lay off the downvote.
May
15
asked Transitive verbs where the object is the object of the effect rather than the verb
May
15
comment Why is a door prize called a “door prize”?
> "early 1950's." reference?
May
10
accepted “You took… and you…”
May
10
asked “You took… and you…”
Apr
13
revised Does “all in” mean… “tired”?
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