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Aug
2
comment Ways to say 'try very hard'
I voted to close because I feel this question is overly broad. I think this question could be improved if you either asked specifically how to use the phrase you have given, or requested an idiomatic phrase for "try very hard" that could not be found in a thesaurus.
Aug
2
comment What is the origin of the term “hit point”?
@T.E.D. Gygax didn't invent the concept, Arneson did. If you read the interview, he came up with it so that the individual battles would last longer. It was an innovation to the classic matrix-style wargames that were popular prior to that. At least, that it how it seems to me, but I may be misinterpreting it.
Aug
1
comment “Solution for” vs. “solution to”
Hello and welcome to the site! Your question has been closed as a duplicate of another. If you read that post and still don't feel that your question has been answered, then please feel free to edit this question to reflect what part of the answer in the duplicate you find confusing. If you have questions about why your post was closed, please leave a comment here or ask on Meta.
Aug
1
revised What does “bordered on narcoleptic” mean?
Added quote formatting
Aug
1
comment What does “bordered on narcoleptic” mean?
Can you name your source, please?
Aug
1
revised Repeat the preposition in an “or” phrase, or not?
Changed title to reflect question
Aug
1
revised Commas after Conjunctions
Hyphens to emdashes
Aug
1
comment What is the difference between syntax and semantics?
Punctuation does have meaning. Doesn't it? Punctuation does have meaning, doesn't it.
Aug
1
revised “You and I combined” versus “you and me combined”
pruned some commas
Aug
1
comment What is the origin of the term “hit point”?
According to this interview with Dave Arneson (co-creator of D&D), he used "hit points" based on a game he'd developed earlier called Ironclads. The addition of "hit points" and "armor class" appear to be innovations to role playing introduced by D&D (Ironclads seems to be unpublished?).
Aug
1
revised What is the origin of the term “hit point”?
Clothed link, minor grammatical edits for clarity
Aug
1
comment “You and I combined” versus “you and me combined”
Does the "combined" confuse you because of the compound subject "Bob and I"?
Aug
1
revised What to call certain types of vague words that trigger strong emotions
Added "weasel word"
Aug
1
comment Is there a generic name for public transport interchanges?
How about "public transport interchanges"? :-)
Jul
31
comment What does ‘fiscal spit and glue’ mean?
You are most welcome. You may wish to compare this phrase to on a wing and a prayer, which is similar.
Jul
31
comment What does ‘fiscal spit and glue’ mean?
Related: Spit and baling wire
Jul
31
revised Difference between ritual, festival, and ceremony
Reformatted some, orthographic corrections
Jul
30
answered Difference between “lore” and “folklore”
Jul
30
comment “If he is polite, then he gets the job”, or “if he be polite, then he gets the job”?
Well, I suppose if you don't know what the subjunctive mood is, then you couldn't know you were asking a duplicate question until I voted to close it as a possible duplicate of a question about the subjunctive. But now you know about it, so you can read that question and its answers, and if that doesn't help, you can edit your question and make it more specific.
Jul
30
revised American English: which vs that
minor formatting