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Why is my question about the stress of "uroboros" a duplicate of the one about the stress of "stigmata"?

Sorry to make a post about "why my question was closed," but I'm having a hard time understanding it. The question about "uroboros" asks about two things: descriptive information about the history ...
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By "gosh", the etymological hydra's immortal head unburied

Revisiting the "Request to reopen “Literal Meaning of 'Gosh'", I observe that a few minutes of dedicated research for that question ("Literal Meaning of 'Gosh'") antedated the earliest OED attestation ...
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Discussion on reopening a specific question: "Do tenses in a time clause never back-shift in reported speech?"

The question Do tenses in a time clause never back-shift in reported speech? (which I'll call The Backshift Question or TBQ for convenience) has an answer that could be considered canonical for back-...
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My question was incorrectly marked as a duplicate. Can this be reviewed again?

I believe there is a clear difference between my question and the question marked as a duplicate. I have edited the post to emphasize how it is different, now I'm posting here to see if someone can ...
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Why has this post been put 'on hold'?

My question Why is 'weird' given a sexual connotation nowadays?, has been put on hold as 'off topic', for the reason that 'it is not about the English language'. Since it queries the current ...
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Question closed as duplicate but it wasn't

I asked a question about comma usage: Comma in "If in addition" The question was closed as a duplicate. The question that my question is a supposedly a duplicate of is about parentheses and ...
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Can "More formal word for know-it-all" be reopened?

More formal word for "know-it-all" was closed as duplicate of Know-it-alls--a synonym, which is duplicate of Is there word for this, other than know-it-all?, which is duplicate of One word ...
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Can we reopen this question please? [Now re-CLOSED]

Edit note 2: The patient and long-suffering OP has now re-asked aspects of this question in three separate posts. So, there's now probably no harm in leaving this one closed. This useful question on ...
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Why was a question about the origin and meaning of a phrase closed because the origin is known?

Note: The question in question has been reopened. The question 'What’s the origin/meaning of “from belt buckle to shoe sole”?' was closed because Mr Biden consistently gives the origin - his uncle. ...
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Was the question "etc. etc. usage" closed correctly?

This question was closed as being "opinion-based". But I thought that usage questions were on-topic for this site. After all, the asker says "Is there any rule…", not "How do ...
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When are list-questions on topic?

Perhaps this is a bit too broad a question, but we'll see. Here goes. Right now, the consensus seems to be that list-question SWRs are opinion-based or too broad (and thus off-topic). List-question ...
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Closure of question that cited Etymonline, OED, & a logic textbook?

Why was this closed, in view of claims to 'please include the research you've done...'? As stated in my OP, I consulted Etymonline, OED, and a logic textbook. Update on 2015 May 6: I thank the five ...
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Notes to Reviewers [Trial, version 2.1]

English Language & Usage (ELU) is a community for etymologists, linguists, and English enthusiasts. As a Stack Exchange community, ELU shares Stack Exchange's goal to build libraries of high-...
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The singular of "the peoples" is "the people". Like in "the essence of a people". Was the question closed after a misunderstanding?

This is about German Singular "Volk" in English: "Das Volk ist mir zum Kotzen" = "The people make me sick" or "The people makes me sick"?. It was closed, and ...
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