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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: Grammar Police as Editors (in The Written Word) by aput
For me the idiom is 'as best they can'; I would say that, but I can't say 'as best as they can', whi......
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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: 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: Have you seen a resurgence? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
In my work I am constantly reading text like "its profile has witnessed a thrilling resurgence recen......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Grammar Police as Editors (in The Written Word) by aput
Why? A completely unwarranted assumption. The grammatical difference is clear: one contains an 'and'......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Grammar Police as Editors (in The Written Word) by aput
I meant to look up last night what Huddleston and Pullum say about this in the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Wherefore why? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
There is a slight difference between 'wherefor' and 'wherefore'. In English the same words are, in g......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciation again... (in Potpourri) by aput
I can't speak for 'realtor', which doesn't exist in Britain, but the other is really two words, 'jew......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ruthless (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Those meanings look right on what I know: el-i melek 'god-my king', b-o 'in-him', na`m-i 'pleasant-m......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ruthless (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
There is no way you can get any part of "compassionate friend" out of the Hebrew (or in fact Moabite......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Ruthless (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
It's just the abstract noun of 'rue' = regret, as 'truth' and 'troth' are from 'trow' = believe, or ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Dyke" or "Dike"? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The spelling 'dyke' just looks a bit more normal for all senses. Certainly I would only use 'dyke' i......
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Discussion Topic  metaphor chop suey (in Potpourri) by aput
I'm proofing a very large book at the moment; it's largely written on the principle that if one meta......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciation again... (in Potpourri) by aput
Degree of stress is relative. If EMpire is pronounced with the vowels it normally has, it's impossib......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Bangs vs. Fringe (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Some Americanisms are familiar, and even in use here, but not 'bangs'. I wouldn't expect people to k......
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