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Nov
30
asked Reflexive love: where does “love me some …” come from?
Oct
27
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
23
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
19
comment Word for someone who collects dice
@tchrist It's meant to be a humorous term, but I didn't offer this answer simply as a joke. The set of amusing answer and the set of "real" answers do occasionally intersect.
Aug
19
comment Word for someone who collects dice
@tchrist Mine may not be the answer, but it's certainly an answer. The OP doesn't specify the context, and a tongue-in-cheek term may be helpful, if not to the OP then perhaps to a future reader. The question asks for a term, and I offered one. I'm not asking for clarification -- I don't understand why you think this should be a comment.
Aug
9
answered What does the phrase “50% premium” mean?
Aug
8
comment Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
@Luke There are a lot of English speakers out there, and they don't all play by the same rules. Perhaps there are regions where 15 minutes waits is acceptable or even the norm. That said, I believe the phrase would be considered ungrammatical according to the normal rules of American English.
Aug
8
comment words pronounced with their letters reversed
@tchrist Surely the most widely-known Favre is Brett Favre, the "NFL's All-Time Winningest Quarterback." Clearly, though, the pronunciation of his name is an exception.
Aug
8
comment words pronounced with their letters reversed
@tchrist When you write them that way, they're not pronounceable at all! ;-) I take your point about syllabic consonants, and I think it's basically the right answer, but to us non-linguists it does seem like the letters are inverted.
Aug
8
comment words pronounced with their letters reversed
I think you're wrong on Favre -- it's always pronounced by sports commentators with the r before the v: Farve. I noted some other examples in my comment on the question. The OP's examples aren't good ones, but there are some words where letters seem to be pronounced out of order.
Aug
8
comment words pronounced with their letters reversed
The best example I can think of is iron, which is usually pronounced (at least in the US) as though it were spelled iorn. Another is choir, which is pronounced kwy-or, i.e. with the i before the or.
Aug
8
revised “Tip” or “tips” of your fingers?
added 250 characters in body
Aug
8
answered “Tip” or “tips” of your fingers?
Aug
7
comment “In orbit” vs. “on orbit”
+1 Excellent description. You could make it even better, though, by including a reference.
Aug
7
comment Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
@PeterShor Sometimes we say in 15 minutes' time, i.e. "in the time of 15 minutes." In that case, minutes is a noun. waits of 15 minutes duration seems like an attempt at the same sort of formation, so perhaps minutes should possessive there, but duration is redundant. I'd suggest 15 minutes' wait or wait of 15 minutes instead.
Aug
7
comment Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
Added hyphens. I don't know if it's incorrect to leave them out, but it's certainly not incorrect to put them in. I was just thinking more about the words.
Aug
7
revised Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
edited body
Aug
7
answered Is “They all had 15 minutes waits” grammatically correct?
Jul
26
awarded  Caucus