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comment Can I change how to accomplish something once someone says “or something to that effect”?
Why not replace "something to that effect" with "something like that"? Don't they mean the same thing?
Jan
21
comment Origin and exact meaning of the phrase “I have to go see a man about a dog”
What do you mean by "eliminates any lingering uncertainty about whether the hearer is being put off"?
Dec
25
revised Other ways to define a turning point
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Dec
25
comment What does 'Ibid' mean in reference/footnotes?
So why not just use "ditto"?
Dec
20
accepted Where does the expression “at a crack” come from?
Dec
19
asked Where does the expression “at a crack” come from?
Dec
17
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Dec
14
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Nov
27
comment What is the English equivalent to the Chinese/Japanese saying, “塞翁失馬— Life is like Old Sai’s horse”?
@thomas, Did you @ the wrong person?
Nov
16
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Nov
7
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Nov
4
comment Gender-neutral alternative to “craftsmanship”?
@MilesRout, Because it has not. In this world where language is prescriptive, "nurse" and "policeman" has not achieved 100% non-gendered status and it will take decades before they do (if ever). Correct, that depends on the country; the area to be specific.
Oct
26
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Oct
23
comment Is “what’s” a correct short form of “what does”?
@Jez, Quaint? What's so quaint about reducing "what does it mean" to "what's it mean"?
Oct
23
comment Is “what’s” a correct short form of “what does”?
@user43497, It's more likely to be a "does" in his sentence....
Oct
18
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Oct
14
comment What does “non-normative” mean in this context?
@ColinFine, Wow, this duplicate has more upvotes then my original.
Oct
14
revised Meaning of “non-normative”?
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Oct
14
comment Meaning of 'cf.'
Do you have some sources claiming "in practice cf means 'see also'"? Isn't 'see also' the usage of qv.?
Oct
11
revised Word for “the entire back part of the body”?
edited body; edited title