marta

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Questions Submitted

Wanna know what it coulda be...

Does anybody know what’s the lingustic term for the words li...

words, words, words...

Could anybody tell me what these words above might mean or r...

politics in the kitchen...

Could any cooking expert explain to me what the phrase: “gou...

tv + video + dvd = ?

Is there any nice and succinct word for the audio-video set ...

some troubles with passsives

What, do you think,is a better passive construction for the ...

Zorbing? What’s that?

Has anybody ever heard of ‘zorbing’? It’s supposed to be the...

According to ME, you, him....

Heyah everybody there! ...

See you laters???

Hello everybody there! A few days ago a friend of mine asked...

silent autumn

Does anybody know why the ‘n’ in the word ‘autumn’ is silent...

washeteria

Hi guys! I’ve just dug up 3 new lingual curiosities: ‘washet...

you ‘had better not’ read it...

Why does ‘not’ in ‘you’d better not go there’ stands separat...

tuitions in graffiti

Is there any nice and concise word for a person who is given...

Flying (with) Colours?

Why are the colours flying in the idiom “to do something wit...

Proper Names

What’s the linguistic term for the words derived from proper...

Potatoes

‘Couch potato’ is a phrase, which everybody knows already. I...

Five O’clock Shadow

I’ve always been baffled by the idiom ‘’five o’clock shadow’...

Swinging a Cat

Does anyone know the etymology of the phrase: ‘’not enough r...

Recent Comments

on: Lexical Hermaphrodites

CONVERSION* (sorry)...

on: Lexical Hermaphrodites

Not sure if there is such a term for those words, but this p...

on: Flying (with) Colours?

I like Speedwell's explanation. In that case an exam is like...

on: Potatoes

Oops, I've made a mistake. A small correction will be needed...

on: ...t you

't' and 'j' are pronounced as 'ch' when they are on the marg...