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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
2
answered Correct, clear, concise way to use “potato-potato” in writing
Jun
21
awarded  Excavator
Jun
21
revised Which is the correct spelling: “Granddad” or “Grand-dad” or “Grandad”?
updated broken NGram link, and expanded answer so its not a link-only answer
Jun
21
suggested suggested edit on Which is the correct spelling: “Granddad” or “Grand-dad” or “Grandad”?
Jun
19
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
10
comment A person who cannot understand that there may be other perspectives
myopic isn't narrow vision, it's short-sighted.
May
9
comment A way of describing the lesbian parent that is not pregnant?
@Kromey: while such technology may allow both mother's to be genetic contributors, only one of them would actually bear the baby on her belly, unless you split the baby into two and sew it back together once it's born.
May
4
comment Any word for “made by combining parts of many things”?
In regards to programming language, it's more typical to call a language as "influenced" by another language; all programming languages are influenced by other existing languages so it's not really a unique feature of any one language. Otherwise why would C, C++, Java, JavaScript, PHP all uses the exact same syntax for braces blocks, even with large differences between them.
Sep
2
answered Is there a computing term for form elements that have “relevant” values?
Sep
1
revised Term for choosing to believe a falsehood
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Sep
1
answered Term for choosing to believe a falsehood
Sep
1
comment Word to describe pets that can be uncomfortable to live with?
I believe "indoor pets", "noisy pets", "small dogs, etc misses the point; a pet is usually considered causing trouble if it invites complaints from other people. A pet could be uncaged but behave nicely enough that it doesn't bother anyone. Otherwise, they could be an inside pet but is continuously barking at nights. On the other extreme, it could be a tamed lion, that is usually calm and well behaved, but understandably causes a little discomfort for everyone even if caged. It may be best to keep the wording vague so home owner can accept or refuse any tenants' pet as they see fit.
Jul
4
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
25
comment Why “science fiction” and not “scientific fiction”?
@Derfder: The same thing happens with biological evolution. Unlike is popularly misunderstood, humans are not descended from gorillas; instead humans and gorillas are (distant) cousins. Also commonly misunderstood, gorillas/ape/chimp are not proto-humans, and neither is the vice versa; there are parts (e.g. brain, motor skills in hands) that are more advanced in human while other parts (e.g. strength, motor skill in feets) are more advanced in gorillas. These differences evolves due to different evolutionary pressures. Likewise, languages evolves in different directions due to differing needs.
Jun
25
comment Why “science fiction” and not “scientific fiction”?
@Derfder: Languages always evolves as long as there is new material written in it. There are two directions languages can evolve: becoming simpler or becoming more complex. However, more often both are happening at the same time with certain parts of the language getting simpler while other parts getting more complex, and this evolution can go to different directions in different regions where the language is spoken. There is no objective measure of primitive vs modern language.
Feb
25
revised Usage of “a” and “the” in titles
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Feb
25
answered Usage of “a” and “the” in titles