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Apr
4
answered What does “head first” mean?
Apr
4
comment “Make of that what you will” – meaning of “will”
Thus the Jews smote all their enemies with the stroke of the sword, and slaughter, and destruction, and did what they would unto those that hated them. —Esther 9:5
Apr
3
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Apr
3
comment “Make of that what you will” – meaning of “will”
would: 1. modal verb, past of will ...
Apr
2
answered “Make of that what you will” – meaning of “will”
Apr
1
comment How is “Can anyone tell me how can I solve this” wrong?
I'm guessing the editor was not a native speaker of English; but was overconfident of his English-speaking abilities.
Mar
30
comment all three loop types - no the?
Perhaps a question for English Language Learners ell.stackexchange.com
Mar
27
comment Word for someone talking about something as if he understands it when he doesn't
See meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/904 about including mildly offensive jokes in comments.
Mar
26
comment What is the plural of “scenario”?
Maybe hypercorrection, as some answers guess. Or maybe as a joke.
Mar
26
comment A verb for transforming something into currency
I saw a ruling yesterday. For purposes of the IRS, Bitcoins are not currency, but property. The reasoning: bitcoins are not legal tender in any jurisdiction.
Mar
26
comment “Fill out a form” or “fill in a form”
Yes, it is grammatical. Grammar (in general) does not depend on the meanings of the words. If "fill up a bottle" is grammatical, then so is "fill up a form".
Mar
25
comment Pronunciation of CH
Related (use of Q for CH) ... modern transliteration of Chinese. Now we write Qin Dynasty and not the old way Chin Dynasty ...
Mar
23
comment Is libre the only English single-word adjective signifying 'liberty' without also meaning 'at no monetary cost'?
Did you look for synonyms for "free" in a thesaurus?
Mar
23
comment What does it mean to be “mortally wounded”?
Poor Dexter ... he died of a mortal papercut.
Mar
23
comment Is there a better term for a male pig [literal sense--the animal] than “boar”?
Are there also "wild sows"? There must be; I assume not all wild boars are escapees from captivity.
Mar
21
comment I want to know the difference between “you are false” and “you are wrong”
Say that you'll be true...
Mar
17
comment Could you frame a question for this answer?
If George Washington was the first president, which number is Barack Obama? ... and maybe include instructions on whether to count Grover Cleveland once or twice.
Mar
17
answered What does “Press the point” exactly mean?
Mar
16
comment Salary comes from salt, but where does salt come from?
My translator goes from Portuguese "salina" to English "salt mine".
Mar
14
answered “How do you do”--what does it mean and when did most of society opt to no longer say it?