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Dec
31
comment What is the offline equivalent of clickbait?
@JimReynolds: clickbait is negative because the headline is a lie. The headline does not honestly represent the content. It does not matter if the content contains good message or not.
Nov
25
comment “Country” is to “national” as “city” is to…
In generic terminology perspective, the only elections that have universally unambiguous terminologies are the main national election of the head of state and/or head of government, anything below that have regional variations that depends on the governance structure of that region. If you want correct terminology, you had to specify the country in the question.
Nov
25
comment “Country” is to “national” as “city” is to…
If you want to be accurate, use whatever term used by the locals, even if that means using foreign language terminology. If you expect your readers to be unfamiliar with the term, you can translate in parentheses or explain in introductory paragraph, but you and your readers can expect the translation/explanation to be slightly contrived unless they're already familiar with the local governances. For example: Pilpres (national presidential elections) are done every X years, pemilu legislatif (national legislative elections) every Y years, and pilkada (district chief elections) every Z years.
Nov
17
comment What do you call the habit of looking into smartphone while walking?
To me, "nomophobic pedestrian" sounds like a smartphone addicted person who just happens to be walking on the street at that time. The term doesn't imply that they're using a phone while walking on the street. Likewise with "phone-addicted pedestrian".
Nov
17
answered What do you call the habit of looking into smartphone while walking?
Nov
17
comment What do you call the habit of looking into smartphone while walking?
"nomophobic" and "smartphone anxiety" seems to focus on the phone part, but not the walking part, nowhere does those words imply that they're doing it while walking.
Jun
16
revised Word for supporting something that is harmful or not beneficial to you
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Jun
16
revised Word for supporting something that is harmful or not beneficial to you
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Jun
16
answered Word for supporting something that is harmful or not beneficial to you
Apr
9
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
27
comment Is it correct to use “or” in place of “and/or”?
"He can't read or write." I'd have written that as "He can neither read nor write", which happens to match NOR as well.
Nov
18
comment Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?
Saying that oil is plastic and rubber is something else would be prone to misinterpretation though because rubber is actually plastic while oil is not (though crude oil/petroleum are used to make plastics).
Nov
14
comment What do you call it when the video is not smooth?
I think lag and the ehow article is incorrect. Lagging refers to delay due to latency. This is usually for live streams where you can often notice that there are a few seconds of lag between events happening in real life and the video of the event reaching your device, but may also refer to lag between video and audio, or lag between different devices viewing the same events, or a delay to feedback of an input. A video can display smoothly while badly lagging. Network latency/lag can cause video playing to become choppy, but that refers to the quality of the network, not the video.
Nov
13
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Nov
13
answered What's an item called that was required to progress in a video game, but now isn't?
Jul
23
comment 'The company I work for' cannot be shortened to 'My company'?
Ending sentences with prepositions is not grammatically incorrect in English. It's only incorrect to those snobs who confused English grammars with Latin grammars.
Jul
23
comment 'The company I work for' cannot be shortened to 'My company'?
While you probably would still be understood (yay context), a better wording would be "My fund is Mercer's" or "My fund is with Mercer". But that's probably being too pedantic.
Jul
2
revised Correct, clear, concise way to use “potato-potato” in writing
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Jul
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answered Correct, clear, concise way to use “potato-potato” in writing
Jun
21
awarded  Excavator