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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Bilbo (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The place in Spain is the Basque ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Thole (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Good question, with no definite answer. Dictionary makers have to decide whether to set words out as......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciations (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
{revope} means 'reverse open e', and is that small 3 symbol. It's a symbol used exclusively for the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Potter Words and Wordplay; later books (in The Vocabulary Forum) by aput
Did Rowling use 'enervate' at all? No example is given. The spell command 'Ennervate', as with all h......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Euphemisms make a mulligan for wrecklessness. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Never heard of 'mulligan'. And 'wrecklessly' has some 7000 ghits, many of which are evidently intend......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Euphemisms for Sexual Intercourse (in Potpourri) by aput
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Discussion Topic  RE: Adjectives from proper nouns (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
In mathematics removal of the capital is a high honour, not accorded to all eponyms: Hermite is comm......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Subordinate (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
It sounds like a formal, neutral term to me. I do detect that there could be a pejorative whiff abou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Us Yanks" vs. "We Brits" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Any adjective can be used on its own in noun-like positions in certain contexts: The poor will alway......
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