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Aug
15
revised “See you in the funny papers”: etymology and meaning
Added verified 1921
Aug
15
revised “See you in the funny papers”: etymology and meaning
Added verified 1920
Aug
15
revised “See you in the funny papers”: etymology and meaning
Added verified 1921
Aug
14
revised Etymology of 'vape'
added 853 characters in body
Aug
14
comment Words with Gomorrah as etymon
@ABC: OK, was just making it clear for others.
Aug
13
answered What is a thorpe?
Aug
12
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
11
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
11
revised What are the historical reasons for the conventional sequence of footnote symbols?
Remove source code formatting
Aug
8
answered What is the origin of the phrase “bo selecta”?
Aug
8
answered Words with Gomorrah as etymon
Aug
7
comment Is there an historical thesaurus?
Nor a "doddypoll". / The Historical Thesaurus of the OED is also online (presumably subscribers only, but you may have access via your local library card).
Aug
4
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
29
answered Where did we get “buster” as in “Look here, buster”?
Jul
29
comment Origin of the expression “pull your finger out”
More likely arse than ass if British.
Jul
29
comment Origin of the expression “pull your finger out”
I trust slang lexicographer Eric Partridge, who served during WW2, more than the second, nautical one that makes the claim with nothing to back it up.
Jul
27
awarded  Guru
Jul
24
revised How does 'Bull I' Th' Thorn Inn' translate into standard English?
No need for ALL CAPS
Jul
22
revised What is the primary meaning of 'knocked up'
No need for source code formatting
Jul
9
revised Why are female wizards called “witches”?
Fix plural quotes