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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
Jul
7
comment Origin of the phrase “Now we're cooking with _”
@fool4jesus Oh, also the recording, gaming, life insurance, certification and multimedia industries have ears.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
1
comment English subways have 'Cars', but English Surface Trains have 'Carriages'. Why the Difference?
Carriage is also used for underground trains. For example: Terrified passengers flee smoke filled Tube carriage on the Central line
Jun
23
awarded  Announcer
Jun
19
comment What is the etymology and meaning of “fill your boots”?
Is there any evidence the phrase was ever actually used by William of Orange in 1690? The earliest evidence I found is mid-20th century.
Jun
19
comment What is the etymology and meaning of “fill your boots”?
Is there any evidence the phrase was ever actually used "in ancient sea fairing days"? The earliest evidence I found is mid-20th century.
Jun
18
reviewed Looks OK What is the opposite of Optimal?
Jun
18
reviewed Reopen What do we call a grocery store’s action to hand milk and egg to a boy who was asked to buy them by his dad?
Jun
18
comment Version control messages: what tense?
See also exquisitetweets.com/collection/hugovk/1258 programmers.stackexchange.com/q/56031/25708 programmers.stackexchange.com/q/157590/25708 stackoverflow.com/q/3580013/724176 stackoverflow.com/q/1753808/724176
Jun
18
comment Should I use past tense or present tense when writing check-in/commit comment?
See also exquisitetweets.com/collection/hugovk/1258 programmers.stackexchange.com/q/56031/25708 programmers.stackexchange.com/q/157590/25708 programmers.stackexchange.com/q/56031/25708 stackoverflow.com/q/3580013/724176 stackoverflow.com/q/1753808/724176