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answered What is the word for the set of words “million”, “billion”, “trillion”?
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comment What is the word for the set of words “million”, “billion”, “trillion”?
You'll still hear long-scale terms like "thousand million" being passed around in the Commonwealth countries.
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comment Difference between “game” and “sport”
There is a high degree of physical skill needed to win a typing competition; nobody's calling typing a sport. My point was that the term is subjectively applied in many cases to activities that defy attempts to systematically define the term.
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comment Buy it at or for?
This. When the price you got for it is not necessarily the price offered to the next guy, use "at"; otherwise, emphasize the exchange of X for $Y.
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comment pronunciation: autistic
@FumbleFingers - Um, I would not have any problems differentiating between those words as spoken by most AE speakers because of the hard R. Perhaps a couple East Coast accents like Boston or Jersey (in which "ar" would be pronounced "ah") but for the majority of the US, "artistic" is "are-tistic", and "autistic" is "aw-tistic".
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comment In Edsger Dijkstra's quote, meaning of 'the plague'
And the phrase is more than a little cliched to the point that you don't see it much in professional literature anymore.
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comment synonym for “people who can very quickly think what to say”
Quick-witted perhaps?
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answered what does “Needy-Greedy” mean?
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comment What do you call hypothetical inhabitants living on the Moon?
It all depends on whether you want to use the Latin or Greek pantheon. Luna is Latin/Roman, which is the standard for naming Solar System objects to date. Selene is Greek, and yes, selenium has the same origin; the element was named because it had similar properties to the previously-discovered tellurium (for Tellus - Earth).
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comment Why is Beowulf considered one of the most important works in the history of the English language?
This would be my answer; it's one of the most important English works because it's one of the oldest works identifiable as English (and not proto-Germanic, Proto-Indo-European, etc)
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answered What is a “street address”?