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answered What exists between tolerant and enthusiastic?
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comment Is a 'peeve' the same thing as a 'gripe'?
@WS2 It can include those actions, but doesn't necessarily so. Peeving can get heated, but is often simply grumbly.
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revised Is a 'peeve' the same thing as a 'gripe'?
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answered Is a 'peeve' the same thing as a 'gripe'?
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answered A word for converting numbers to (number / 1000) + K
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comment What does “bodded ill” mean?
@Josh61 If you put quotes around the phrases, the results flip.
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revised Which one is correct? “A teacher of English” or “An English teacher”?
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comment Word request: Generalization of “spike” and “scuttle” and “slight”
Since it's military jargon, it's probably either based on the form that needs to be filled out (1206) or it's a call sign like Tango Uniform, or an acronym like dampeu.
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revised Difference between IPA ɚ, ɹ, and ɝ
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comment Is the word “colic” a right word in this context?
Sometimes, you get a stitch in your side when you've been exercising vigorously. You'll know the sensation if you've had it. This is a good idiomatic expression.
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comment What's the US slang term for “following someone in a car”?
The mad in mad-dogging is an intensifier, like mad money to mean lots of cash and mad love to mean a deep sense of connection. A cop dogging you isn't good; it means he's been following you for a little while. A cop mad-dogging you means that you believe the cop is no only tailing you, but intent on following you until you screw up so that he can bust you.
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revised How to say “write a program” in a proper way for thesis/dissertation
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comment Existential sentence…in the passive voice?
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comment Is Expoxymoron a real word? What does it mean?
@Frank It's the sourcing, not the difficulty of finding it. We have several questions that ask about vaguely remembered words, but they all contain some kind of definition along with an approximation of what the word sounded like. This one basically says "here's a word I thought of, and I'm not sure if it's real". That's not enough to go on.
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comment Interpretation of “which must be widely open to tourist visits”
Crossposting is discouraged on SE. You should choose between posting on EL&U and ELL, and delete the other question, or we can migrate and merge them if there are useful answers on both.
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revised Is usage of the word epitome in a negative sense correct?
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revised Is usage of the word epitome in a negative sense correct?
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