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Dec
23
comment Synonyms for 'conference attendees'
I suppose participants works. There really aren't a lot of words for this.
Dec
23
comment Synonyms for 'conference attendees'
Yeah, I didn't want to be that formal. One of the other conference execs used that word initially and I didn't like it but I couldn't think of anything better than conference attendees. Given our target market it doesn't make sense.
Nov
18
comment Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
@Josek Oh I see, that's interesting. It sounds so improper in English haha
Nov
17
comment What are the proper terms for these star shapes?
-1 This doesn't belong in EL&U. This is a question about specifically about geometry. What you are asking for is a geometrical term.
Nov
17
comment A question of informal punctuation: How do you correctly end a sentence with 'haha'?
By the way, the smiley doesn't count as a close bracket as well, consider trying a square-faced smiley and a space (like this :] ).
Nov
17
comment A question of informal punctuation: How do you correctly end a sentence with 'haha'?
I spent nearly 5 mins trying to add a 'haha' at the end of that last comment, I just can't figure it out. Argh!
Nov
17
comment A question of informal punctuation: How do you correctly end a sentence with 'haha'?
There isn't a technical correct answer, but I still need to find something consistent which so I appease the OCD tendencies I occasionally have.
Nov
17
comment A question of informal punctuation: How do you correctly end a sentence with 'haha'?
@JeffSahol Don't you feel the period at the end of the sentence dampens your laugh?
Nov
17
comment A question of informal punctuation: How do you correctly end a sentence with 'haha'?
But do you always use an exclamation mark afterwards?
Nov
17
comment A question of informal punctuation: How do you correctly end a sentence with 'haha'?
I agree, it's just the same as a smiley. I also don't know the correct grammar usage for that.
Nov
17
comment If an insertion in parentheses ends with a smiley, how do I distinguish between the two?
Also consider, "A lot of insertions in parentheses (well, if it's not Lisp :] )can be annoying."
Nov
17
comment Use of different tenses to express present fact on past action
-1 I feel like this is a proof-reading question. Discuss topic here.
Nov
17
comment Use of different tenses to express present fact on past action
Demonstrating insight would be the same as to demonstrating wisdom or demonstrating the ability to process knowledge well. It is a legitimate sentence and does make sense. It does, however, sound like a filler sentence because it's so vague and doesn't really say anything significant. No employer will say, "Oh wow! He demonstrates insight? That's incredible! I can't remember that last time someone demonstrated insight."
Nov
17
comment Use of different tenses to express present fact on past action
Good point, it isn't. It is more descriptive though. I'll make note of that.
Nov
17
comment How do I quote nonconsecutive lines from a poem?
In other words, google it
Nov
17
comment What would you call a person who is always confused?
+1 Exactly what I would say
Nov
17
comment Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
@JoseK A missed call describes the situation where someone calls you and you don't answer. The ping or beep is a subset of missed calls where the intent is to create a missed call so they call you back. Missed call itself doesn't describe the situation by the OP.
Nov
17
comment When your 10-year old boy says “It’s meta,” what does it mean? In what situation and of what sort of object they use this phrase?
@Yoichi Very interesting! Your comment was meta meta meta as it referred to my comment about the article referring to the act of referring to self.
Nov
16
comment When your 10-year old boy says “It’s meta,” what does it mean? In what situation and of what sort of object they use this phrase?
That response was meta meta
Nov
16
comment Any other way of saying “blah blah blah”
+1 That's legit