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Topic: Manoeuvre vs. Manoeuver
Posted: Friday, August 15, 2014 10:52:25 AM
While the standard British spelling is manoeuvre, in the US it is maneuver, dropping an o as well as ending in er rather than re. This leads me to suspect that 'manoeuver' may be a variant local to India.

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Topic: Flying Fish
Posted: Monday, December 09, 2013 10:52:05 AM
I can find no reference to a flying characin.

"Everyone has a plan until he gets punched in the face." - Mike Tyson
Topic: wearing a shirt or wearing shirt.
Posted: Monday, March 25, 2013 12:25:50 AM
Agree with all except (never having seen a car wearing a shirt) I would rearrange to something like "A woman wearing a shirt comes out from the car".

"Everyone has a plan until he gets punched in the face." - Mike Tyson
Topic: Another new noun
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:27:26 PM
I am not fond of anthimeria, loosely defined as the conversion of an existing word to a new class as in the 'verbing' of nouns and 'nouning' of verbs, etc. How do you feel about this article arguing the case for 'menstruators'? Will there come a time when some people are classified as 'sperminators'?

"Everyone has a plan until he gets punched in the face." - Mike Tyson
Topic: Single Quote Marks Around 'Letters as Letters' and 'Words as Words'
Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 12:46:42 PM
Note to Dragonspeaker: The plural of pancreas is pancreata. Other examples are psoas, plural psoai and vas, plural vasa. However I couldn't find a plural for Christmas, Michaelmas, etc.

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Topic: The visitors roared out of the blocks
Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2013 12:40:34 PM
"The blocks" is a reference to the starting blocks used by runners competing in the shorter sprints.

"Everyone has a plan until he gets punched in the face." - Mike Tyson
Topic: 'lay out in lavender'
Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 8:02:47 AM
Thar's definition is correct for BE. This is the original meaning, first used several hundred years.ago. In AE, "laid out in lavender" was first used to mean dead in the 1920s. TFD's definition of severe scolding criticism is AE and more recent. It is an example of an idiom acquiring a new, somewhat reversed meaning due to idiomatic interpretation within the original idiom. In this case, "lay out" was interpreted to mean criticize and "in lavender" assumed to be poetic alliteration with no particular meaning.

"Everyone has a plan until he gets punched in the face." - Mike Tyson
Topic: How to never again misspell a word in English
Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2012 5:23:42 AM
How does "and concieve would be concieve-aronovich" help me spell conceive?

"Everyone has a plan until he gets punched in the face." - Mike Tyson
Topic: Which novel is it? (5)
Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 2:53:34 PM
Hemingway - For Whom the Bell Tolls

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Topic: an inquiry about iPad
Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 1:56:10 PM
A UDID is a serial number for an Apple iDevice (iPhone, iPod, iPad). UDID+ is an "app" or program that reveals information about the specific iDevice it runs on.

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