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Jan
11
comment Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
I've always heard the second one as 'close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades'
Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
15
comment How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
This sounds best to me. Using 'the quantity' as above throws off the order of the equation.
Jun
15
answered How to read “E = (mc)²” so as not to mistake for “E = mc²”
May
31
comment Does “so far, so good” carry a negative connotation?
@John's idea of the speaker avoiding any prediction seems to me the essential part of this phrase. The tech is perfectly happy with the results through to the present, but for fear of [jinx/lawsuit/ethics/etc] is unwilling to state categorically that the future is positive.
May
22
comment Meaning of “ball off ”?
As unfortunate as it is for standard english, 'ballin' is not 'bail in', but rather just 'ballin', so I'm forced to down vote this as incorrect.
May
22
answered Meaning of “ball off ”?
May
22
answered Meaning of: “If I could buy my reasoning I'd pay to lose”
May
22
comment Difference between “in to” and “into”
Just for the sake of clarity, in this particular case, into would be the correct choice. As for pronunciation...in my experience (American English), one would say into at a faster clip relative to in to. Otherwise, there's no difference.
May
22
answered X are equivalent to Y in Z
May
22
awarded  Critic
May
22
comment Level of illiteracy, ______ of innumeracy?
I don't mean to be snarky, but that really wasn't my question. I know both phrasings can be used, but I was interested in whether one rings more true than the other. If you detect no difference, of feel the question is too based on opinion for se, say so and I'll be very appreciative for the input.
May
22
answered Word for thing with positive and negative consequences
May
22
awarded  Student
May
22
asked Level of illiteracy, ______ of innumeracy?
May
18
answered how can I introduce myself in emails?
Sep
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
12
awarded  Supporter