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Dec
14
answered Word for “collecting money for a special event from a group of people”
Dec
14
answered What is a better word for “exponentially”?
Sep
12
answered What do you call an event that happens without a cause?
Oct
23
awarded  Yearling
Jul
21
comment Which is correct: “standing on line” or “standing in line”?
This is one of the first things I noticed upon moving from California to New Jersey. I found out I would never have to stand in line again. Unfortunately, I have spent a lot of time standing on line since then. It sounds very bizarre to me, but is the normal phrase in NY, NJ, and nearby areas.
Dec
23
comment “Order of magnitude” for changes in prefix
Erik, I've never heard the "Engineering Order of Magnitude" phrase, nor could I find it in a google search. I know that scientific calculators sometimes use "Engineering Notation" in which the exponent is always a multiple of 3, but to an engineer an order of magnitude is clearly a factor of 10, not 1000.
Nov
19
answered What word describes interpreting evidence in such a way as to reach a desired conclusion?
Nov
9
awarded  Editor
Nov
9
revised A word for an object that contains two evolutionarily related objects
noted good comment by tinyD
Nov
9
answered A word for an object that contains two evolutionarily related objects
Nov
8
awarded  Critic
Nov
6
awarded  Supporter
Oct
31
comment What is the origin of Y2K?
The world did not go "blithely on about its business." In fact, millions of dollars and countless hours were spent reviewing and updating computer code, or outright replacing equipment which was not cost-effective to fix. A perfect example of people recognizing a problem and fixing it, rather than sticking their heads in the sand and pretending it doesn't exist.
Oct
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
23
awarded  Teacher
Oct
23
answered How can I understand “thirty-seconds of a dollar”?