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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: 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: Wherefore why? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
There is a slight difference between 'wherefor' and 'wherefore'. In English the same words are, in g......
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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: Andragogy (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
No, ......
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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: Misuse of Words - What annoys you? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
Technically that's rubbish. In English (that's English the human language, not the made-up imaginary......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Misuse of Words - What annoys you? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
They aren't being misused. Apart from 'adaption', which I don't know that I've ever heard or seen, a......
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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: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
'Prince of Wales' is unusual in being the only territorial princedom*. On the Continent you have the......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
Modern fonts or character maps ought to include the schwa symbol (upside-down e), since these days i......
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Discussion Topic  RE: feedback as a countable noun (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
I've never seen it used that way, but it makes sense: 'We've had two feedbacks asking about...'. An ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Apostrophe again, sorry. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by aput
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
The ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
The key pair is the noun 'advice' and verb 'advise'. I'm not 100% sure that what I'm about to say is......
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Discussion Topic  RE: sophia (in Potpourri) by aput
Let's see if I've got this right... Principle 1. Structuring meaning multidimensionally is cocreati......
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Discussion Topic  RE: sophia (in Potpourri) by aput
I wouldn't trust the argument of anyone using Greek words in English as if they captured some nice d......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
To clarify, there are two separate words here. There is 'geezer', an old man, from an earlier form '......
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Discussion Topic  RE: British vs. American English (in Potpourri) by aput
The hot water boiler is usually spelt geyser, and is pronounced the same as geezer the old man. The ......
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