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Jul
27
comment One word for playing on the violin with a bow
Pronounced "Boeing".
Jul
22
comment Is there a term that means doing "funny hand gestures”?
exhibiting the gesture; presenting the gesture; flaunting the gesture;
Jul
20
comment What preposition do you use with 'dilemma'?
The picturesque language is "on the horns of a dilemma" ... idioms.thefreedictionary.com/on+the+horns+of+a+dilemma
Jul
17
reviewed Approve The origin of the word “Pink”
Jul
17
answered Verb for telling the oath
Jul
12
comment Why is Ukraine often called “the Ukraine”?
The Netherlands
Jul
8
answered What does “2007 - date” mean?
Jul
5
comment Resonance vs. Resonation
In particular, Emerson was not talking about that.
Jul
3
comment What word describes a self -created word/expression with an intuitive meaning?
The OED has "applesauce" used in this way back to 1925. So are you asking about what to call a word (other than "applesauce") used for the first time in a new sense?
Jul
2
comment What is the meaning of “cop” in: “if London cops it, he'll cop it”?
I'm in the US, and I never heard "cop" to mean either "adopt" or "accept". I agree with Avon's interpretation.
Jun
27
comment Have you seen or did you see?
"Have you seen Michael today?" or "Did you see Michael today?" are both right.
Jun
26
comment Words for a garbage man who takes waste material to throw away and the one who takes them to sell?
Sending trash to be re-used is called "recycling" in the US. I do not recall a special term for the intermediary like "the recycling man" however.
Jun
25
comment Let not A nor B or Let neither A nor B?
Some languages (not English) do use the "nor A nor B" type of construction. I guess user126724 speaks one of those languages.
Jun
25
comment How do they express the time, in American and British English?
These days when digital clocks are so common, some of the old ways of talking are going out. Instead just say "six fifteen" because that is what the digits on the clock say.
Jun
19
comment Everyday English usage - for a little way
"Little way" seems fine to me. And the Webster 1828 even uses it as an example.
Jun
19
comment Is there a verb form of “Extinct”?
When Europeans with firearms arrived, they soon *extincted the great auk.
Jun
19
comment Do we plan a strategy?
It is not enough to plan the plan: you also have to walk the walk and talk the talk.
Jun
18
comment Past Participle as Adverb
I also find coordinatedly better than "coordinated" in this example.
Jun
17
comment Universe or universe?
It seems fine to me. why no leave this up to the author?
Jun
17
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