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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: 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: 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: "Fortuitously" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
If he meant 'fortuitously', it's unexplained why it is. It would be fortuitous if they had decided t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Further vs. Farther (in Potpourri) by aput
I think that was Geoff Pullum on ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Word-spotting (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
In ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Old/Middle English to Modern (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Huh! King Alfred founded the Navy. I use 'translation' for OE to MnE, which are different languages......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Further vs. Farther (in Potpourri) by aput
I have heard of such a "rule", but I'm sure like all such pseudo-rules it has little basis in fact. ......
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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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