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comment How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should …“ or ”He or she should …"?
All I'm saying is, be nice: english.stackexchange.com/help/behavior
Mar
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comment How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should …“ or ”He or she should …"?
I don't know what kind of history you have with this user, but the effect I'm getting is that while browsing this SE I'm seeing random nastiness directed at anyone who tries to use gender neutral compounds because "political correctness gets you vulgarity", and that's unprofessional and unwelcoming.
Mar
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answered How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should …“ or ”He or she should …"?
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comment How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should …“ or ”He or she should …"?
Can we answer questions without editorializing and being crude?
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comment Preparing for metric dominance: alternatives to idioms using imperial units
I've heard Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in America, who never used a currency called the Pound but instead uses it as a weight measure! I don't think changing to decimal pennies has a bearing on the phrase
Aug
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comment Is the phrase “Infinitely more efficient” possible?
@EdwinAshworth In the shops where I've worked, imprecise language and hyperbole are surprisingly common, particularly amongst techies in their twenties. Nitpicking grammar for the sake of needling someone is also common. Shop talk is not necessarily on the same level of formality as documentation.
Aug
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comment “Canary in coal mine” in a word
@oerkelens They are experimenting though: the hypothesis is just "Let's see if this particular mine is deadly" rather than "let's see if gas is deadly"
Jul
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comment Meaning of “But I repeat myself” in Mark Twain's quote?
Maybe he's trying to say (clumsily) that Twain would be glad she was raising the general intelligence level of Congress by joining?
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accepted Origin of the phrase “fire away”?
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accepted Origin of “bite your tongue” as a response
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accepted Meaning of “she will never get sore” in 1950s
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accepted “Grit” vs “gritted”
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