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Oct
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comment “What an idiot!” in plural form
Certainly, bunch is the most common term. I've never heard pile but pack is a possibility.
Oct
17
answered Omitting the definite article before “problem is”
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awarded  Necromancer
Aug
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comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
A related proverb that I like: the owl of Minerva flies at dusk (Minerva being the goddess of Athens). I used to think this meant that things will happen in the fullness of time, i.e. fruit falls when it's ripe, but in fact it means that we only ever understand things in retrospect.
Aug
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answered “Toilet”, “lavatory” or “loo” for polite society
Jul
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comment Use of definite article before phrases like Heathrow Airport, Hyde Park, Waterloo Station, Edgware Road and Parliament Square
@Colin Fine: it's not just London but it may be a SE thing -- in Brighton, "the London Road" and several others are common. And alexg's analysis holds true for them all, as they are all named after a place, their destination, and would as "the X road", an otherwise anonymous road to X.
Jul
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comment What word should I use for something that fails intermittently?
And may be exhibiting a heisenbug :-)
Jul
15
comment What is a word/idiom for 'unable to decide'?
That's not what the word means. To be stymied is to be stuck or hindered by some sort of obstacle.
Jul
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comment What is a word/idiom for 'unable to decide'?
Waffling has a entirely different meaning. Politicians waffle, but to do so means to speak without coming to the point.
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awarded  Commentator
Jul
12
comment What is a word/idiom for 'unable to decide'?
You get +1 for 'undecided', it's actually quite amusing that none else suggested it :-) Plain words are normally the best -- pick the Attic over the Asiatic. This is especially true concerning recommendations to non-native speakers (not sure if the includes the OP).
Jul
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answered What is the difference between taking courses, classes or lessons?
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awarded  Critic
Jul
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comment What does “get some life” mean?
"Ha ha! Go get some life you stupid" has the makings of a reddit-style meme: irony (the person saying it is the one that looks stupid, but using it as a meme transcends this by a level) and, most importantly, mockery of poor grammar/foreign English speakers etc.
Jul
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comment What is a good substitute for “echoey”?
@JosefK: echoey has a very clumsy sound though IMO.
Jul
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answered What is a good substitute for “echoey”?