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Apr
18
answered “Almost until 1900” or “until almost 1900”: which one is correct?
Apr
18
answered A word that sounds like “scoshe” meaning “small amount” or “smidgen”
Apr
18
answered A “torque wrench” or a “wrench”?
Apr
17
comment A word that sounds like “scoshe” meaning “small amount” or “smidgen”
Search on "skosh"
Apr
16
comment Is there a word for “Someone who/Something that caches”?
Pirate! Yarrr...
Apr
16
revised What are the implications of “at my disposal”
grammar, typos
Apr
16
answered What are the implications of “at my disposal”
Apr
16
comment English phrases created or popularized through Seinfeld
Your example is also part of a running gag. There's also had a high-talker and quiet-talker bit. Observational humor relies on pointing out small oddities that we notice in others but don't always talk about. In the early seasons, the show opened and ended with such an observation that related to the episodes. As it progressed, it seems to me they weaved them in on more levels into the story itself. The grand metaphor to it all, the Show About Nothing,
Apr
16
revised English phrases created or popularized through Seinfeld
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Apr
16
answered English phrases created or popularized through Seinfeld
Apr
16
answered “Close the light” — regionalism or mere oddity?
Apr
16
comment Is “kicking ass and taking names” an offshoot of an older idiom?
Seems to me it's a variation. On police dealing with dangerous criminals -- or perhaps overzealous police -- there's the expression "shoot first, question the pieces later."
Apr
15
answered Usage of “done” vs. “done with.”
Apr
15
comment Is the conditional a mood or a tense?
Divining a mood from hypothetical situations seems to me an exercise in creating categories for their own sake.
Apr
15
comment Résumé section about myself
"Personal" or "Interests" are also common in my part of the U.S.
Apr
15
answered Pronunciation of “theodicy”
Apr
15
revised When to use “to the …” vs. “to …”
grammar edits
Apr
15
comment When to use “to the …” vs. “to …”
Nuh uh. It's just "101."
Apr
15
revised When to use “to the …” vs. “to …”
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Apr
15
comment When to use “to the …” vs. “to …”
I hear "let's go to the McDonalds" in rural areas and small towns, probably because there's only one.