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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: 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: "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: The-saurus (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
zmjezhd has beaten me to this, the part I couldn't answer. It's now the next day and I've consulted ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The-saurus (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Because ......
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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: Euphemisms for Sexual Intercourse (in Potpourri) by aput
discussing Ugandan affairs...
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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: 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: Is Grammar Dead? (in The Written Word) by aput
If teachers "correct" children who say it, then it's grammatical for the children, because it's what......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Is Grammar Dead? (in The Written Word) by aput
'Me and my dad' is definitely grammatical for almost everyone, and is almost certainly the most gram......
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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: What is an "island"? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
How about a big sharp rock in the middle of nowhere? One such is one of the remaining glories of the......
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