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Discussion Topic  aput (in Community) by aput
For personal reasons, nothing to do with this community, I am pulling out of the Internet. I am unli......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Apostrophe again, sorry. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
'Short on' sounds highly dialectal to me, and I'd always say 'short of'. I can never work out what ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: (Pre)(As)sume (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
I happened to come across a realistic example of this just this morning. It confirmed the idea that ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Twenty O Six (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
For me the years of this decade are only two thousand and six, not twenty oh six (we don't have the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: (Pre)(As)sume (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
In that particular context, nothing I can see. But for me, as a mathematician, 'presume' has some fa......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cutlery (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Skeat's etymological dictionary cites a few more Scandinavian cognates: Mid. Swed. ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cutlery (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Basically, 'cut' comes from some Scandinavian word, though the recorded exemplars are not enough to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cutlery (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The OED is missing the required nuance then: while it shows that AmE preserves the original sense of......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Judas goat (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Another useful employee is the Tennessee fainting goat. It has a genetic defect that means its legs ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Behemoth as adjective (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Actually I should clarify that I don't want to ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Behemoth as adjective (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
That's why I was looking for examples of 'as X as' and 'more X than', because they show X is an adje......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Cutlery (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Cutlery for me is knives, forks, spoons and the like (I hadn't even registered the possible connexio......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Behemoth as adjective (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Well, I wouldn't use it that way, and I don't think many people would (even if they were familiar wi......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Bucket vs. Pail (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
For me, and I can only speak for standard southern English not involved in specialist occupations, t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word-spotting (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
In ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "anabasis" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Xenophon's work covers both the entry into Persian territory and the subsequent need to retreat back......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Epicaricacy" found! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
But 'Schadenfreude' did become an English word. And in that case, the given first citation is indeed......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Epicaricacy" found! (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Well no, it's used as a ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciations (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The -o- of anthrop- is long in Greek, so if we were doing this from scratch there's a good case for ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Precious (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
We sneaks up to the nassty goblinses with it and we wrings their neckss, yess we does....
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