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Jun
5
comment Why do we use the gerund of begin but not end when discussing a range?
Do you have any source information on this? If so, please post as an answer to claim your meaningless internet points =).
Oct
9
comment Is there a more specific word than “linguistics” for the study of idioms?
I am not a fan of using paid-only links, and will not sign up for the service. However, it is interesting that Stanford also offers a course by this name: gse-ldt.stanford.edu/students/ma-projects/…
Jul
16
comment Usage of “since” in “Since the last release, we have integrated feature X”
Since would only be ambiguous in this case if the statement had been made in the past-perfect tense: ie: "this feature has been integrated since"; the fact that past tense was used indicates that the event predated the time span.
Nov
2
comment Usage of “note (bill)” and “banknote” in AmE
@Josh: a banknote is a type of debt instrument, but not one that has specific performance (ie, tied to a real asset, as opposed to fiat money).
Sep
13
comment Why are so many terms nautical in origin?
I would be curious whether this was equally true in British and American English.
Jul
7
comment Is spell-checking software becoming a linguistic authority?
@Robusto: One reason I love the 'add to dictionary' option in the Libre Office context menu. =)
Jul
5
comment Is spell-checking software becoming a linguistic authority?
Ahh... sorry about that. Quite right--I'll edit to reflect.
Jul
5
comment Is spell-checking software becoming a linguistic authority?
merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unbeknownst
Jul
2
comment Can the term “etymology” be applied to a phrase or only individual words?
Linguistic forms still seems a bit vague, and I'm not sure that just the single source is ideal, but I agree with your conclusions. Thanks!
Jun
2
comment “Corner” vs. “nook”
Glad to hear it--it's a find for logophiles.
Jun
1
comment “Corner” vs. “nook”
@becko: visualthesaurus.com
Jun
1
comment “Corner” vs. “nook”
Have you ever looked at the visual thesaurus? It can concisely give you a pretty good picture of word relationships