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Re: “Between you and I...”  •  May 30, 2015, 7:40pm  •  0 vote

I agree with the observation that it's hypercorrection as a result of English teachers trying to be "me and John went to the store" out of kids. I'd like to add that that that may also be the reason

Re: Nother  •  July 17, 2012, 6:17pm  •  0 vote

"A whole nother" is an example of an infix. Just as there are prefixes that are at the beginning of a word, and suffixes which go at the end, so there are infixes which go in the middle. In some lan

Re: Are these questions in idiomatic English?  •  July 17, 2012, 5:40pm  •  0 vote

"Psychology studies" tells us what psychology (or psychologists) does; "Psychology is the study of" tells us what it is. A useful distinction.

Re: How did “trans-” become “x-”?  •  July 17, 2012, 5:31pm  •  0 vote

It most like comes from X being cross-shaped.

Re: Molotov Cocktails  •  July 17, 2012, 5:15pm  •  3 votes

To return this to topic, the term "Molotov cocktail" comes from the Russo-Finnish War, not WWII. The poorly equipped Finns invented them and used them, quite successfully, as anti-tank weapons. They

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  November 1, 2006, 11:37am  •  1 vote

I hear it particularly often in Jewish humor. Perhaps it's from Yiddish?

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  November 1, 2006, 11:31am  •  4 votes

In American academia, I've only seen "CV." Perhaps "resume" is too identified with getting a job.