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Aug
17
comment Ancient Israelite contact with Indo-Europeans?
You know the Persians (essentially the entire axis the Torah was written around) were Indo-European too, right?
Aug
17
comment Why did the Allied Forces choose Normandy as their geographic point of invasion?
@Funzies - Not really. Any concerns about "numerous rivers and canals" would apply double for the entire low countries
Aug
13
revised Evolution of the names of slaves
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Aug
13
comment Are there any written records of Norse mythology dated prior to Christianization?
@Semaphore - IMHO it does...sorta. You just have to realize that isn't exactly an unbiased view. Like you do with every other source.
Aug
12
comment What type of people were most likely to be suspected of witchcraft in Salem?
@Lohoris - It is also most. You may think the number is being looked at wrong (and you may have a good point), but his statement is not incorrect.
Aug
11
comment What are we to consider Japanese Americans held in Concentration Camps in WWII
OTOH: If you want to try your luck with this question on the English stack, it would be much more on-topic there, since it appears to be asking what the definition of an English word is.
Aug
11
comment What are we to consider Japanese Americans held in Concentration Camps in WWII
I would like to add that using a dictionary as part of an ad verecundiam argument rubs me badly. If you try that on the English stack, you will likely similarly find your post modded down to oblivion (as has happened there once already this morning). In English, dictionaries are descriptive of general use, not authoritative. They are good guides for learners, but tend to be woefully incomplete, obsolete, or just plain wrong to someone who truly knows the word from extended use. If you've found a way that a definition somewhere allows the use you are attempting, then that definition is wrong.
Aug
11
comment What was lost when the British burned the White House in 1814?
Interesting, but I don't see how this answers the question.
Aug
11
comment What was the third best-selling book in the antebellum US?
Cool. I was afraid you were going to tell me people kept copies in multiple rooms in case they wanted to read it in different places, like televisions. %-)
Aug
11
comment What was the third best-selling book in the antebellum US?
250 Million? Good Lord, what were they doing with all those copies? There were only 33 Million people in the US in 1870.
Aug
11
comment Why was there lack of food during WW2 in the UK?
The UK wasn't alone in this either. There was rationing in the USA during the war as well on sugar and fats, etc. I can't find a link, but I got the impression once upon a time that this was at least in part to give folks on the "home front" a way to feel like they were contributing.
Aug
10
comment Where can I find a reliable method of translating English to Ancient Egyptian?
Backing up this answer. There is not a one-to-one mapping between any two languages, that goes double for unrelated languages like English and Ancient Egyptian since the grammars are totally different, and double again (quadruple?) when the languages are separated in time by 3,000 years, where a large proportion of the concepts expressed by the newer language simply did not exist at the time&place serviced by the old one.
Aug
10
revised Where does the employer / employee deference, subservient relationship come from?
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Aug
9
comment What does the inscription on this sword mean?
A good first step, which we've done pretty well here in the past, might be to identify the style of the sword.
Aug
9
comment What kinds of WW2 POWs were treated best?
I know that the movie Victory portrayed conditions in Eastern Front prison camps being far worse than Western Front. That's not exactly a reliable source though (although the director Houston was a WWII vet himself).
Aug
8
answered Pinpointing the date of a globe
Aug
7
revised “Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.”
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Aug
7
comment “Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.”
I've edited your answer to show what I mean. I just tacked your comment to the top of the answer. Feel free to remove the edit if you don't like it. Voters here don't tend to favor answers that are all someone else's words. (unformatted "Walls of Text" can be problematic too). Short exerpts of quotes (or even just links) with a shorter distillation in your own words and an explanation as to how it applies to the question tend to go over much better. Please note that I'm not trying to be hostile here. I think this has the potential to be a far better answer than mine.
Aug
7
comment “Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.”
I'd like to see some kind of text explaining why you included this quote, and how it addresses the question. (Some of the stuff in your comment would be a great start).
Aug
7
revised “Save for the wild force of Nature, nothing moves in this world that is not Greek in its origin.”
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