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comment Word for a software bug that occurs again after having fixed it?
Unfixed...
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comment What is the origin of “in a jiffy”?
jiffy or it's variants is unlikely to be derived from Welsh as it has no no J sound. (There's lots of Jones and Jenkins in Wales, but they're names put on them by the English who didn't like their patronymics.)
Sep
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comment What is the origin of “in a jiffy”?
@Mari-LouA: I took a quick stab and found nothing earlier!
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answered Etymology of the “Chicago Seven” construction
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revised Why is a young surfer called a “grommet” or a “grom”?
First bit not needed because the last bit is useful.
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comment Are older senses of “anent” still alive in any dialect?
@JanusBahsJacquet: Fair enough. The second still has some use in Scottish law, but I have no idea about the first. None of the other answers address this either.
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revised “See you in the funny papers”: etymology and meaning
Added verified 1921
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revised “See you in the funny papers”: etymology and meaning
Added verified 1920
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revised “See you in the funny papers”: etymology and meaning
Added verified 1921
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revised Etymology of 'vape'
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comment Words with Gomorrah as etymon
@ABC: OK, was just making it clear for others.