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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 opposite of the E-word? (in Foreign Words) by aput
Some of the comments on ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Patois (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Patois, or Patwa or Kwéyòl, is also used as the name of the French-based Creoles of th......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Arête (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Epsilon: that's what comes of not being able to get onto Perseus to check....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Arête (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The Greek for virtue is ......
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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: eyes on -ize/-ise (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
-ize was widely used about 300 years ago, then -ise came (back?) in in Britain later. Around 1900 O......
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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: Etymology of "counting" terms (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Dialect boundaries usually don't exist at all when you look at them in close enough detail. Where yo......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Salutations (in The Written Word) by aput
I've always preferred that too. I described myself earlier as possibly old-fashioned, because a lot......
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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: 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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