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Nov
5
answered If you want my sympathy, look it up in the dictionary
Oct
27
awarded  phrases
Oct
22
comment What is the meaning of the name “Wilber” in English?
I like the name Wilbur a lot; it has good historical associations (Wilbur Wright) and a solid, manly, reliable feel. However: 1) it's very old-fashioned (this could be good or bad - it's up to you!) and 2) the first thing most Americans will think of is not Wilbur Wright, but Wilbur the pig from Charlotte's Web, a beloved classic children's book and movie.
Oct
20
comment Secular phrase for “Heaven only knows” or “God only knows”?
When I buy coffee, I ask for "room for cream", so that I needn't pour any out before topping it up. Lately I've taken to asking for it "roomy - like a Sufi poet."
Oct
17
revised The meaning of “yet” in “Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears had left the flushing in her galled eyes”
Whoops! Meant to omit "yet" from my hypothetical construct!
Oct
17
answered The meaning of “yet” in “Ere yet the salt of most unrighteous tears had left the flushing in her galled eyes”
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
comment is there a word for super general advice?
Bromides?
Sep
30
comment Are there any cases of a word that originated in English replacing another word in English in common usage?
More commonly spelled widdershins, when it does appear...
Sep
29
comment “Inputted” or “input”
@Patrick - Obviously you don't have to justify it on grammatical grounds, but... could you? "Input" is derived from "put", and "putted" is absolutely NOT correct unless you're talking about golf - so it comes down to "my ear prefers this and not that".
Sep
25
comment Is there a word for “not cremated”?
Entombed, perhaps?
Sep
24
revised Bread and butter is/are my breakfast?
added 5 characters in body
Sep
24
revised Bread and butter is/are my breakfast?
added 155 characters in body
Sep
24
answered Bread and butter is/are my breakfast?
Sep
24
comment Bread and butter is/are my breakfast?
Oh, come on. By this logic, "Eggs is my breakfast" would be valid. The OP's question boils down to whether "bread and butter" is singular or plural; the fact that "breakfast" is clearly singular is irrelevant.
Sep
24
comment Where and when did “Bucket List” come to mean what it does today?
@Lizee - I also remember hearing the phrase (in the "stuff to do before dying" sense) for at least five years before the movie came out. However, as Sven has pointed out, my memory - and yours, sorry - can't be relied on, as we all can generate false memories either consciously or unconsciously. So it's important to give in-print citations much more credence than personal testimony - and Google, with its self-appointed mission to digitize everything it can find, is a pretty good and reliable source for that. More reliable than human memory, I'm afraid.
Sep
24
comment Is it grammatical to say “the batmen”?
I like the Spanish convention for referring to members of a family: the plural masculine article, followed by the (unpluralized) family name. So: los Batman.
Sep
23
comment Equivalent word for 'overseas' for a non-island country?
They were cruelly disloyal to the British aircraft manufacturers after the war, though... I recently listened to the Binge Thinking podcast on the postwar industry, and I'd had no idea how BOAC (and the government, to be fair) stabbed them in the back! As a USAite, I suppose I should be grateful for the boost to American interests, but I'm mostly saddened. bingethinkinghistory.blogspot.com/2014/04/…
Sep
23
comment Equivalent word for 'overseas' for a non-island country?
And here I was thinking that BOAC stood for "Bloody Orful Aircraft Company"... nbu.bg/webs/amb/british/6/greene/bag.htm
Sep
23
answered What does “hold on to your hair” mean?