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Dec
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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
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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”?
deleted 21 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
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
Oct
11
comment Word for “the entire back part of the body”?
So in other words "posterior" is just another word for "back" isn't it?
Oct
11
accepted Word for “the entire back part of the body”?
Oct
11
comment Word for “the entire back part of the body”?
Does the phrase "the posterior of my body" refer to the entire "back part" of the body including the heels, the calfs, the backside, the back, and the back of the neck, and the back of the head? Or does it only refer to the back of my torso?