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Dec
23
comment Is the phrase “for one of both of us” grammatically correct?
It's not a typo. The context is that GlaDOS is saying something like "I have a solution that works for me" but wants to distract you (the player) from realizing that the solution doesn't also work for you. So she replaces "me" with "one of both of us". You can listen to the line here: theportalwiki.com/wiki/GLaDOS_voice_lines
Nov
28
comment Idioms that mean making decision between two good options
A closely related phrase is the economic concept of "opportunity cost".
Sep
30
answered How to say that the phone is held between shoulder and ear?
Mar
13
comment Is the use of the phrase “left as an exercise for the reader” appropriate for technical documents?
Along with "beyond the scope of this document", you might also consider providing a reference where the reader can learn more about the topic being elided.
Feb
12
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Oct
12
comment Correct way to say “km^2”
I believe that people say "kilometers squared" when reading off a formula or a value because this word order matches the order of the characters on the page, which means they don't need to "read ahead" to see the 2 before saying "kilometer" as they read the formula from left to right. I've never heard of "kilometers squared" meaning anything different from "square kilometers".
May
16
answered Why would the “wind blowing in the East” be considered a bad thing?
Sep
28
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Sep
28
comment “same as” vs just “same”
I'm in the US, and I've never heard the second form among any of the accents I've encountered. You may sometimes hear "same as" being contracted to "same's", or at least a less-pronounced separation between the two words.