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Apr
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comment Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?
Really? A term must have an unambiguous synonym to be considered slang? Can you link to anywhere else that gives a similar definition of slang?
Apr
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answered Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?
Apr
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revised Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?
year typo
Apr
15
comment Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?
Bug was also used in computing software in 1944, three years before Hopper's 1947 moth: "Ran test problem. Mr. Durfee from I.B.M. was here to help us find 'bugs.'" See english.stackexchange.com/a/41116/9001
Apr
15
comment Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?
@Wudang It was used in computing software three years before Hopper's moth: "Ran test problem. Mr. Durfee from I.B.M. was here to help us find 'bugs.'" See english.stackexchange.com/a/41116/9001
Apr
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answered Most of us had a piggy bank! But what is the origin of its name?
Apr
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comment Phrasal verb “be a thing”
@FaheemMitha Yep, all original research. Thanks!
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Feb
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comment Why is “decimate” still linked to its number-specific definition when other similar words are not?
The answer's in the third word of the question: pedantry.
Feb
16
comment Knock me over with a feather
And here is the September 1796 by Cobbett, in an 1801 collection, which antedates the OED's 1853 by a fair whack.
Feb
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comment Knock me over with a feather
The Rural Rides link is broken.
Feb
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Feb
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revised What does “fleek” mean and when was it first used?
Updated to reflect poster's comment: "i mean they look trashy"
Jan
28
comment Is it a good practice to refer to countries, ships etc using the feminine form?
@MarcusJ: It doesn't necessarily justify it, but ships are still often referred to using feminine pronouns, especially by the Royal Navy. It often makes sense to adjust your language for your audience.
Jan
28
comment Is it a good practice to refer to countries, ships etc using the feminine form?
Pendant? Pedant. (Sorry.)