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revised What does it mean to be “mortally wounded”?
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comment Why eleven is not called onety one
An answer in the question @Andrew linked to explains that "eleven" and "twelve" actually derive from words meaning "1+10" and "2+10".
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comment Why eleven is not called onety one
@AndrewLeach: I assumed that such a question exists, so the only thing left un-answered in this question is the "onety"/"ten" difference.
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comment Why eleven is not called onety one
According to that logic you should start with the question "Why is ten not called onety"?
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comment Have any pseudo-anglicisms become proper English words?
I think Walkman is different, because it started out as a trademark for portable audio cassette players by Sony. Similar to "Xerox" it was genericized.
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comment The opposite of “rights” — “obligations” or “responsibilities”?
I think this can turn into quite a philosophical discussion. In my opinion "responsibilities" is more fitting here, because of the way "rights" is used. In another context "obligation" can be the better match.
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comment “When I'm sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead”
That's how I love my language: grammatically wrong, but perfectly understandable and arguable.
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comment Why numbers are sometimes pronounced as individual numbers?
Personally I only use "four five six" if the information is not actually about a numeric value. I.e. if I count 456 different things, then I use "four hundered fifty-six", but if I want to go with the train 456 (which is not usually the one after 455), I am going with the "four five six".
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