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Sep
15
comment What is the word for a person who destroys monuments?
The Meaning of Tingo, perhaps?
Jun
9
revised Difference between prepositions in “…killed during/in the war”
Change gender, Rani = Queen.
Jun
9
suggested approved edit on Difference between prepositions in “…killed during/in the war”
2018
Dec
13
reviewed No Action Needed Are reduced relative clauses still a subordinate clauses building a complex sentence?
Nov
9
awarded  Custodian
Nov
9
reviewed No Action Needed At what point did “gross” come to mean “disgusting”?
May
26
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
27
answered What is the meaning of “from the inside out”?
Apr
13
answered What is the meaning of “if not upended”?
2017
Sep
15
awarded  Critic
Mar
3
comment Is Waltzing Matilda comprehensible outside of Australia? In Australia?
@Chaim Sometimes songwriters throw in a lot of dialect words to establish a distinctive cultural identity, or so I imagine. I've recently found "Jambalaya" to be particularly obscure, although that isn't strictly a folk song.
Mar
2
comment Single-word antonym for “cheapest”?
@talrnu Without context I would agree with you: highest is too ambiguous. To be clear: I'm suggesting it for this specific case, not as a single word antonym for "cheapest" in general.
Mar
2
awarded  Yearling
Mar
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
revised Single-word antonym for “cheapest”?
Added some quotes from Google Books
Feb
28
answered Single-word antonym for “cheapest”?
Feb
24
awarded  Commentator
Feb
23
comment Do ordinary native English speakers know the meaning of “plasmid”?
A lot of people are going to be familiar with the term as being associated with genetics from the video game Bioshock. So its coolness will be limited by the fact that it's been used previously.
Jan
18
comment What does “the way of” mean in “To the deer it is a reminder of the way of all flesh … ”?
I would call it a mistranslation, rather than a misquotation; it appears as such in the Douay-Rheims Bible. Or at least it's beyond me, why one would translate 'terrae' from the Vulgate as 'flesh'. I am not a theologian however.
2016
Apr
29
comment What does it imply when someone is called “Lucifer in the flesh”?
There is an analogy here with the Christian doctrine of incarnation, that God took human form as Jesus. 'Devil incarnate' was an insult used by Shakespeare.