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Feb
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comment Word for person willing to argue contradictory things depending on what suits him
@bib, I don't think "advocate" is a good adjective for "someone who has no qualms saying something is good/bad despite what he really thinks, if it's beneficial for him to do so".
Feb
26
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
@rraallvv, Link down.
Feb
26
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
@MετάEd, Page down.
Feb
24
comment In the U.S., why is octothorp used to signal an apartment at a particular address?
@tchrist, Some folks haven't heard of Twitter either...
Feb
17
comment Has “segway” become an acceptable substitute for “segue”?
This should be the answer.
Feb
17
comment Has “segway” become an acceptable substitute for “segue”?
@tchrist, Wow, I've always pronounced it as "s.egg" "way".
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Jan
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comment What does the suffix “‑fu” mean?
Kung- Fu Panda
Jan
30
comment When did things like ‑fu start to spread?
I don't think it's the show Kungfu that popularized it. More likely IP-Man, The Karate Kid, and Kung-fu Panda.
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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
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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?
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