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Jul
27
revised “Anxious to” versus “eager to”
minor orthographic edits
Jul
27
comment Why is the right jack in cribbage also called “his Knobs”?
So you think the points came first, then the names?
Jul
27
comment Why is the right jack in cribbage also called “his Knobs”?
Why "heels" for the flip card but "nob" for the card in hand then?
Jul
27
revised Do 'whether' and 'either' go together?
corrected typo and neatened formatting
Jul
27
revised Why is the right jack in cribbage also called “his Knobs”?
added nibs
Jul
26
comment What is the origin and meaning of the phrase “bane of my existence”?
@z7sg or that which causes ruin or death.
Jul
26
accepted The history of “softcore”
Jul
26
asked Why is the right jack in cribbage also called “his Knobs”?
Jul
26
comment Is it true that “tuppence” refers to a woman's vagina in British English slang? If so, why?
@TRiG The "upright" refers to the position of the couple, which was usually leaning upright against an alley wall.
Jul
26
comment Is it true that “tuppence” refers to a woman's vagina in British English slang? If so, why?
@TRiG I'd forgotten about this. Here's the bit. The john says: "I fancied takin' a trip up to Hairy-Ford-Shire, only I don't 'ave above thruppence for me fare." Ch. 3 pg. 3. Alan Moore cites that he got this from Neil Gaiman. The price for short term prostitution in Victorian England was approximately three pence, and commonly called a 'thrupenny upright.'
Jul
25
answered What do you call someone who makes a request?
Jul
25
comment Why is 'that' sometimes optional before dependent clauses?
I noticed right away that in your last two examples, "that" is followed by a verb, which is not the case with the first two.
Jul
25
revised A word that means "un-waning''
edited title
Jul
25
answered A word that means "un-waning''
Jul
25
comment A word that means "un-waning''
As far as un- words go, "unflagging" seems to be popular with enthusiasm.
Jul
25
comment A word that means "un-waning''
Waxing means "growing" though. The OP asks for something that means not diminishing.
Jul
25
revised Differences between “world-view” and “ideology”
clarified title, corrected some typos
Jul
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
25
revised Where did the phrase “diddly-squat” come from?
Removed copied story, added noted
Jul
25
comment Where did the phrase “diddly-squat” come from?
This sounds like a version of the Jack Schitt joke.