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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...
Jan
12
comment Do you know the meaning of the American idiom “pot calling the kettle black”?
@Mari-LouA I still feel it's off-topic as worded. There are 3 reopen votes though; you might consider raising this on Meta.
Jan
11
comment Do you know the meaning of the American idiom “pot calling the kettle black”?
@Mari-LouA I agree with Reg. This is a survey with no definable "correct" answer. That makes it off-topic.
Jan
11
comment What adjective do you call anything that can anticipate any input?
You should probably clarify that "idiot-proof" is your answer then.
Jan
10
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Jan
9
comment What adjective do you call anything that can anticipate any input?
Are you suggesting idiot-proof-able? If so, please make that clearer.
Jan
8
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Jan
7
revised Is the “female” in “female cousin” redundant here?
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Jan
5
comment A number between 0 and 1 - like a percentage but expressed as a decimal
Ratio might also be appropriate.
Jan
4
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Jan
2
comment How do you refer to a 'they' character in a poem in a possessive sense?
I wonder if it would help you to capitalize 'They' so that it feel more like a named entity, which I think is what your prof is getting at by suggesting that you treat it like 'I' is treated in literary criticism. Basically, treat it as though 'They' is the same as 'Bob'. It's the name of a thing, not a referent.
Jan
2
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Jan
2
comment a nonrestrictive appositive with a restrictive clause
Is this meant to be an edit of your original question?
Dec
25
comment What does “yo-ho-ho” mean?
@malvolio Yargh, that I shall. Many thanks to you.
Dec
24
revised Till death do WE part
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Dec
21
comment How do I address an envelope to a married couple, who are respectively Professor and Dr?
I imagine it's official title (Princess), then degree (Reverend), then rank (Professor), then gendered term (Mrs), so you'd address it as Dr and Professor or Dr and Mr, as a degree outweighs a rank and should be listed first. If they share a surname, you might avoid it altogether by using The Stones, The Stone Family, or House Stone. I have no reference for this guess, alas.