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Aug
27
comment proper way to write the slang term for “gravitational force”
Welcome to the site. You may have noticed this is a three-year-old question, and I don't normally see new answers past the first month, but that's not important. What is important is the need to cite your source. Can you edit your answer to give some further background?
Aug
24
comment Logically, could the word “University” mean the opposite of “Diversity”?
Reminds me of a joke I heard about Congress being against progress, and the Constitution against prostitution. Ours is a weird language.
Aug
19
comment Idiom / phrase for a treasure in a ruin
Not a direct answer to this specific question, but a similar idea is expressed by "every cloud has a silver lining."
Aug
17
comment What does “Call things by their name” mean?
One of my favorite quotes: "Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself." (J.K. Rawling viz Albus Dumbledore)
Aug
10
comment What is a word for a person who uses resources to the maximum?
In my corner of the universe, we call that a "project manager."
Jul
14
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Jul
13
answered Adjective for a decision that had no real alternative
May
21
awarded  Popular Question
May
7
comment Single word that unambigously describes the product of folding
Bravo Zulu, sir, for including a pic of Wile E. Coyote in an answer to a mathematically-themed question posted on an English help forum.
May
7
comment Single word that unambigously describes the product of folding
+1 Yes, it is the already established term: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/manifold or mathworld.wolfram.com/Manifold.html. A 2-D Manifold could also be called a surface. To the OP: you could also seek further clarify on Mathematics.SE
Apr
23
comment Meaning of “lead” in the context of knots/ knot tying
As an afterthought, even though I have accepted this, do you happen to have any sources/ citations?
Apr
23
accepted Meaning of “lead” in the context of knots/ knot tying
Apr
23
comment Meaning of “lead” in the context of knots/ knot tying
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but holding the thing in your hands is worth a billion. I tied each knot in a long small cord, with the opposite end secured to a table leg. I then put both hands through the loop and gently pulled back. The difference is very subtle but noticeable. The Bowline resists more on the "running end" side, whereas the Angler's Loop provides very little difference.
Apr
23
awarded  Curious
Apr
22
comment Usage of 'to' in a sentence
There are three uses of "to" in that sentence. Which one(s) are you concerned about?
Apr
22
revised Meaning of “lead” in the context of knots/ knot tying
added 2 characters in body
Apr
22
asked Meaning of “lead” in the context of knots/ knot tying
Feb
25
comment “choice words” meaning
It is an idiom that refers to vulgar or obscene language. That is, "choice words" are similar to "swear words." If I can find a reference, I will provide as an answer.
Feb
13
comment Is calling someone “old school”- offensive/derogatory?
Related, but not duplicate: english.stackexchange.com/a/131688/13804
Feb
2
comment What is the most “hardworking” letter in the English alphabet?
'When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'I always pay it extra.' Ah, for poor letter e, overworked yet underpaid.