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Feb
13
comment Is there a term for when the moisture on the inside of your nose freezes when breathing in on a very cold day?
Nose freeze is what we call it, sometimes snot freeze. Not to be confused with snotcicle, which is when your snot freezes on the outside of your nose.
Feb
11
comment What is 'pink' and what is 'magenta'?
Seriously though. Even men wouldn't call violet and lilac pink. They are clearly in the purple category, similar to "grape" and "lavender" above.
Feb
11
comment What is 'pink' and what is 'magenta'?
Violet and lilac are shades of purple, not pink in the slightest.
Feb
11
comment Form of verb after a preposition
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Feb
3
comment Has “aught” survived in common usage?
@Qsigma I pronounce it /ɔːt/, more or less.
Feb
3
comment Has “aught” survived in common usage?
I live in Maine, and we do occasionally use aught else to mean nothing else: "He was standing in the driveway, shoveling snow in his socks and aught else. He had aught else to say in his own defense." I don't think I've seen it written thus, but it's part of our local dialect.
Feb
3
revised Single word or phrase - conspiratorially exchanging glances
decontextualized the answer
Jan
28
revised expressions using body parts
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Jan
28
revised Putative should - what time does it express?
removed the speculation about the French language that was marked as offensive to francophones.
Jan
28
comment Is the phrase “has got” grammatically correct?
The character limits are there for a reason. Next time, please expound on your answer. We really do want to hear more about it.
Jan
28
revised What's the grammar behind “let read”?
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Jan
26
comment Meaning of “Back on their heels”
I removed the noise from the comments and edited the question to represent how I felt it ought have been edited in the first place.
Jan
26
revised Meaning of “Back on their heels”
incorporated reference from comments, added timestamp to make link more useful
Jan
15
revised Need a word for “Unravel in the worst possible way”
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Jan
14
revised Explode- Word Parts
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Jan
14
comment Explode- Word Parts
etymonline.com/index.php?term=explode also if your school has access to the Oxford English Dictionary, that's an excellent source for word roots.
Jan
14
revised meaning of 'under the fedora'
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Jan
14
answered meaning of 'under the fedora'
Jan
12
comment What is a “gilded shell” in Eliot's Wasteland?
@Fumble I'm not sure that it is obvious that "gilded shell" is a metaphor in this context.
Jan
12
comment Do you know the meaning of the American idiom “pot calling the kettle black”?
@Mari-LouA Heh. I guess I was looking at the edit date. I did think it sounded familiar...