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Feb
8
comment Are “Fish in a barrel” and “Sitting ducks” similar?
If the fish had guns, they'd get all their ducks in a row and save on ammo.
Nov
2
awarded  Yearling
Oct
7
comment Is there a passive for the sentence “Be quiet.”?
How about "It would be wonderful if quietness was observed, now."?
Oct
4
revised What's wrong with this sentence?
Removed the reference to the specific text editor in question
Oct
3
accepted What's wrong with this sentence?
Oct
3
asked What's wrong with this sentence?
Sep
26
comment Is “He picked up a quarrel” correct?
+1 for the short-wave radio operator example :D
Sep
26
comment Pronouncing x in the name of a CD product
@Hellion I'm a geek too, and I've heard it called speed and times in equal measure and hardly ever ecks. shrugs I'd probably opt for speed, although in your example: 48 speed CD-ROM, 2 times compression.
Sep
25
awarded  Critic
Sep
25
answered Word for people who change their opinions easily?
Sep
4
comment “For <xxx> sake” - which variant is more common?
Shouldn't the third option be "for Jesus' sake"? But either way, my vote would (sadly) go for "for f**k's sake", often abbreviated to "ffs" and used very frequently in common language on the internet.
Jul
27
comment A word for something that is both useful and beautiful
@AlbeyAmakiir I love that reference. Am I correct in thinking it implies that anything that is beautiful is intrinsically useful?
Jun
6
accepted Does the term “garbledy gook” have racist origins?
Jun
1
comment Does the term “garbledy gook” have racist origins?
Why did you add that as a comment and not an answer?
Jun
1
asked Does the term “garbledy gook” have racist origins?
Jun
1
answered Correct usage of “persons” (vs. “people”)
May
31
comment A text has an introduction, a body, and a …?
Blurb would be more like a summary or abstract. Plus isn't it a bit colloquial?
May
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
8
awarded  Commentator
Mar
8
comment Change of Number(?) for “does” used with “this”
But why was the word "needs" in the first sentence? Presumably the first sentence could be re-written "This will need to come out eventually.". Is the absence of "will" responsible for the need for the extra "s"?