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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: 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: 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: 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: Etymology: lasagna (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Curiously, the plural ......
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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: Jam (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Curious. The original 1706 quotation is "The Ice jam'd", which I suppose fits the supposed sense jam......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Genuine (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
The original meaning was 'inborn', making it likely the supposed connexion with ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nation vs. Country (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
And the fourth independent state: California (very briefly, unlike the 14 years for Vermont). But t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nation vs. Country (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
'State' has the second meaning of 'province' largely because of the United States of America. The th......
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