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Sep
16
comment Meaning of “nine-to-five kind of person”?
@Raestloz: This idiom is more about the kind of person who'd prefer to choose a job where working nine-to-five is acceptable, rather than those who'd prefer to choose a job where they can get ahead by putting in the overtime (at the expensive of family, leisure etc).
Aug
21
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Aug
21
revised What is a feminine version of 'guys'?
"gentleman"->"gentlemen"
Aug
21
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Mar
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revised What is the name of the first decade in a century?
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Jan
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awarded  Critic
Aug
24
awarded  Yearling
Oct
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comment “same as” vs just “same”
Yes, it seems like that may be the explanation. Hey, it's usually correct ;)
Oct
31
comment Can anyone provide me with a list of English words that are their own antonyms?
"Bolt" as a verb can mean "to run away" or "to fix in place (using a bolt)".
Oct
6
comment How much punctuation is appropriate when ending a sentence with a full-sentence quotation?
I'm confused... Aren't all my examples also cases where the outer sentence ends at the same place as the quoted sentence? "I smiled" is intended as a separate sentence in the first three cases.
Aug
24
comment Term for catchy tune that stays in your head
"Earworm" as an English word is a bit of a neologism, but catching on fast. I heard it about ten years ago. I didn't know it was a calque from German though.
Aug
24
answered Is it normal to separate hyphenated words on different lines?
Aug
24
comment What is the correct pronunciation of “Caribbean”?
Same here. I think this is one of those many occasions when American pronunciation emphasises the second syllable when British emphasises the first or third. There seem to be much more variant pronunciations that way round.
Aug
24
answered Can anyone provide me with a list of English words that are their own antonyms?
Aug
23
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Aug
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Aug
23
comment What is the name of the first decade in a century?
No. There was a phrase some magazines used, "the Naughty Noughties", which has the first and second word pronounced identically apart from the final "z". That phrase still has 20k Google hits, actually.
Aug
23
revised What do you call the word used in prose to describe the surroundings to make prose richer?
I've now gathered enough rep to upvote
Aug
23
answered What do you call the word used in prose to describe the surroundings to make prose richer?
Aug
23
answered What does “packing heat” mean?