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comment Must a new speaker's dialog start a new paragraph even in the middle of one sentence?
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comment Must a new speaker's dialog start a new paragraph even in the middle of one sentence?
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comment Why the word “Circle” doesn't start with “s”?
Have you tried looking it up in a dictionary that contains etymology to see where the word comes from?
Nov
17
revised What does “to 1 part in 2x10^5 ” mean?
Formatting
Nov
17
revised Etymology of “plough back” meaning to reinvest
Plough back
Nov
17
answered Etymology of “plough back” meaning to reinvest
Nov
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awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
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comment How toffee-nosed is “toffee-nosed”?
At first glance I thought it was a frilly shirt rather than a pineapple.
Nov
14
revised How toffee-nosed is “toffee-nosed”?
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Nov
14
answered How toffee-nosed is “toffee-nosed”?
Nov
14
comment How toffee-nosed is “toffee-nosed”?
@DanBron: Less usefully, The Free Dictionary definition says "Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.". Farlex own The Free Dictionary. So it's from some clipart collection they have.
Nov
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revised What is the etymology of 'munge'?
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Nov
13
comment Why does “going to kip” mean “going to sleep”?
I've never actually heard it as "go to kip", usually more as "have a kip", "get some kip".
Nov
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revised What is the etymology of 'munge'?
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Nov
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answered What is the etymology of 'munge'?
Nov
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comment United Kingdom's three-name-cities; is there a generic way to write them?
@fedorqui The answer is: "There is no general rule, refer to an authority on a case-by-case basis." Stack Exchange doesn't allow answers that list every possible known variant. Such a question would be off topic and closed.
Nov
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revised Was the blue screen of death ever just a blue screen?
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Nov
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comment Was the blue screen of death ever just a blue screen?
Yes, Usenet can be really good for computery terms, it's where people went to talk about them and find solutions to problems. I found Infoworld's "black screen of death" via Usenet: the first few threads say they heard about from Cringely. I wouldn't be surprised if there's earlier "blue screen of death" especially in non-indexed computer magazines, because the earlier Usenet examples seemed quite familiar with it. Or perhaps it's just from familiarisation with the earlier black variant.