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Feb
25
comment Usage of “a” and “the” in titles
I usually see subtitles written with colons instead of a dash.
Nov
4
revised What do you call something that is not first in a sequence?
added 201 characters in body
Nov
4
answered What do you call something that is not first in a sequence?
Oct
4
comment Single-word synonym for a “pedantic rule-follower”?
the most common form of this, AFAICT, is Grammar Nazi.
Oct
1
comment When a sentence starts with “e.g.”, should the e be capitalized?
@RegDwigh: "Your edition made the sentence less interesting," said the Zen Master, and thus the disciple was enlightened.
Oct
1
awarded  Cleanup
Oct
1
revised When a sentence starts with “e.g.”, should the e be capitalized?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
21
comment Please, don't - I'm not
@SF.: thing is not all characters necessarily have to have perfect English, especially for characters of foreign origin or lower education, but even as a subtle hint to his deviance of society's norms by an otherwise intelligent character but it may even be just a particular perk of the character or the author, all of which makes up a character. However, I think it's justified to at least to be aware of those awkward forms, and then on to deciding whether or not that should be part of the character.
Jul
21
comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
Judging by that short piece of text, Louis Rubin himself seemed to be showing a fondness of the commas as opposed to parentheses.
Dec
3
comment Is there a formal term for “snail mail”?
"postal mail" might be redundant in the world where only "postal service" provides mailing service. But nowadays when Internet also provides mailing service, IMO it is no longer redundant.
Dec
3
comment Is there a formal term for “snail mail”?
In a world where email is sent much more often than postal mail, I'm sure there will be people, especially younger ones, that would assume that "regular mail" is "email"
Dec
3
comment Is there a formal term for “snail mail”?
does terrestrial mail excludes air mail?
Oct
8
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
comment Noun for “person with intermediate skill”
@jprete: except you'll get strange looks and confused faces from other software developers if you used the phrase "journeyman software developer"
Sep
24
comment Noun for “person with intermediate skill”
hobbyist does not convey skill level at all, instead a hobbyist conveys that the person does not use their skill for as their primary source of income but only as a hobby. An expert in a particular field can be a hobbyist, if they do not make a living from the skill.
Sep
20
comment A single word for labelling someone a disbeliever in a particular religion despite them adhering to it
excommunication implies that the religion's authority (forcibly) excluding certain people from practicing the religion, I don't think that's the intended meaning.
Sep
20
revised What do you do when a sentence ends with a decimal?
remove the unnecessary quote
Sep
20
suggested suggested edit on What do you do when a sentence ends with a decimal?
Sep
20
comment What do you do when a sentence ends with a decimal?
@KonradRudolph: outside pure mathematic text, at least.
Sep
14
comment “PIN Number” — why do we say it?
@Neil Coffey: if someone approached you saying "I lost my pin", the statement is truly ambiguous.