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Jan
30
comment What is the origin of “hissy fit”?
@ghorahn, So that's how you got to this page?
Jan
26
comment What's the difference between 'every time' and 'everytime'?
@deadrat, I think "everytime" has become an acceptable alternate spelling for "every time".
Jan
26
comment Is the game, “go,” a proper noun? What about “checkers” or “chess”?
@JonPurdy, Well, italics doesn't exist only until relatively recently... so capitalization is the only way.
Jan
26
comment Is the game, “go,” a proper noun? What about “checkers” or “chess”?
@NickT, That's called avoiding the question.....
Jan
11
comment What does “proverbial” mean?
Hmm, but what if there are so many proverbs relating to that noun? E.g. what does "proverbial sleeves" mean?
Jan
5
comment Word for a person that is both caring and cold-hearted logical
@TimRomano, Cmon folks, it's just a description.
Jan
5
comment Why did “sceptical” become “skeptical” in the US?
@Thursagen, Why do you write "her first dictionary"?
Jan
1
comment Madam vs. Ma'am
@simchona, Images down....
Dec
28
comment Single word that means “to look down on others”?
@user13267, The word you're looking for is "snob".
Dec
28
comment Term for disrespecting people with lower social condition
@TimPost, The word "elitist" sounds way too elite. "Snob" is much much more apt. (Contrast "I'm a elitist and nothing's wrong with it! " vs "I'm a snob and nothing's wrong with it! ")
Dec
8
comment “Answerer” and “asker”
Also see english.stackexchange.com/q/60179/8278
Dec
8
comment Should I prefer “asker” or “questioner” for a person who asked a question?
@tchrist, Why not OP?
Dec
8
comment Should I prefer “asker” or “questioner” for a person who asked a question?
There's a reason why "OP" was invented. Because both "questioner" and "asker" sounds odd.
Dec
8
comment Should I prefer “asker” or “questioner” for a person who asked a question?
@EdwinAshworth, Don't read into it. It's likely just coincidence. HP series didn't really get famous until many years later.
Nov
29
comment Is there a word for a person who gives out too many extraneous details?
@n0nChun, This kind of people are called "Too Much Details".
Nov
17
comment Difference between 'decided on' and 'decided to'?
Shouldn't the question be "decide on" vs "decide upon"?
Nov
17
comment “Decide on” vs. “decide”
@user1873,"They will show sometime after lunch" sounds... odd.
Nov
17
comment “Decide on” vs. “decide”
@J.R., Is there such a thing as "I saw him jump off of the bed"?
Nov
17
comment “Decide on” vs. “decide”
@JLG, And why is "decide on what" is considered to be "poor grammar"?
Nov
13
comment Is there an expression that means something bad as a precursor to something good?
@Wayne, Hmm, something close is "good medicine tastes bitter" or "no pain no gain".