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Aug
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comment “Email” or “e-mail”?
Incidentally, Outlook is almost the only popular email client to use "e-mail" [source].
Aug
25
comment “Email” or “e-mail”?
Nice research! The result is somewhat surprising (to me), even if it pertains just to edited, published American English writing. I'd wager the distribution in online writing—and indeed in email writing—would greatly differ. It would also be interesting to know what it looks like for edited British English writing (given Knuth's notion quoted in my answer).
Aug
25
comment “Email” or “e-mail”?
Your notion that "people who work with technology use 'email' and people who write about it use 'e-mail'" seems to be spot-on, looking at nohat's findings.
Aug
25
comment “Email” or “e-mail”?
(Yes, I realise the hyphenated form will probably take a couple more decades to die out. Let's see if email—as the technology we know today—will still be around then...)
Aug
25
comment “Email” or “e-mail”?
Apparently Knuth wrote that sometime in the 1990s, so I guess now in 2010s it really would be high time to stop using the spelling he called "archaic" :)
Aug
25
comment Question about proper use of “pedantic”
At least there's nothing ungrammatical about them. Could you elaborate on why you have doubts about their correctness?
Aug
25
revised “Email” or “e-mail”?
missing word
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revised “Email” or “e-mail”?
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revised “Email” or “e-mail”?
more evidence in favour of "email"; added 1 characters in body; deleted 4 characters in body
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answered “Email” or “e-mail”?
Aug
25
comment “Firstly” or “first”?
Yeah, did you mean to conclude with "I'd use first"? That'd make more sense.
Aug
24
comment Is it correct to speak of New York dialect?
Because I first meant it as cheap quip w/ Wikipedia link and didn't consider it worthy of that. (Only later I edited in the 2nd sentence about NY accent.) But it's an answer now; let's see how it'll do. :-P
Aug
24
answered Is it correct to speak of New York dialect?
Aug
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revised Is there a 1950's American accent?
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revised Is it correct to speak of New York dialect?
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revised What does “a couple” mean to you, and what does “a few” mean to you?
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Aug
24
comment Is the phrase “please kindly” redundant?
Out of those options the first one, obviously, but is there really any difference between Please kindly pass me the magazine and Please pass me the magazine (which I think is the point of this question)
Aug
24
comment “Firstly” or “first”?
In fact this is a great question! I remember having wondered about this too.
Aug
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comment “Firstly” or “first”?
This is not a duplicate of that; you can't really deduct from a discussion on "fast" as an adverb whether to prefer "first" or "firstly".
Aug
24
comment When is it OK to use OK?
There's a separate question here on the etymology of "OK": english.stackexchange.com/questions/17/…