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Dec
30
comment When spelling, when to say 'double xx' and when 'x x'
"Double-A" is sometimes used when spelling out an initialism, such as NCAA ("N-C-double-A") or NAACP ("N-double-A-C-P").
Dec
11
comment Is “natural” restricted to plant-based material found without human interference?
@EdwinAshworth, see my comment above: The US regulators have made no regulation regarding the word 'natural'.
Dec
10
comment Is “natural” restricted to plant-based material found without human interference?
I'm saying this as a comment, instead of an answer, because it doesn't quite answer your question: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates food labeling in the U.S., has not made a legal definition of "natural", but says "the agency has not objected to the use of the term if the food does not contain added color, artificial flavors, or synthetic substances." fda.gov/aboutfda/transparency/basics/ucm214868.htm
Dec
2
comment Unnecessary pronouns: “The President he issued…”
In addition to those fine resources listed, this has been discussed on Language Log here and here. It's not a new construction, either, but one that dates back to Old English.
Nov
27
comment “You are not your f***ing khakis” - What does “khakis” exactly mean in the Fight Club movie?
I agree with this answer, but would add that khaki pants have class overtones, as they are commonly seen in white-collar work environments in North America (as part of the "business casual" dress style).
Aug
23
comment How to pronounce meijer
Meijer has a YouTube channel where they post their television advertisements: youtube.com/channel/UC0eFwA1lJzuLt24ZU4CBgwg
Aug
13
comment What is the basic meaning of 'blueprint'?
Yes, today people use the word "blueprint" to mean a technical drawing, such as one produced by an architect.
Jul
10
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Jul
7
comment “Second lady” vs “vice first lady”
Re the husband of a president: There seems to be some precedent for the title "first gentleman", which has been applied to the husband of a state's governor. (See, e.g., en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…)
Sep
15
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