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Mar
14
answered Use of “Could you tell what kind of”
Mar
10
comment The logic behind “better safe than sorry”
Yep. Basically “better safe than sorry” means “the cost of doing something that turns out to be unnecessary is lower than the cost of failing to have done it if it turns out to have been necessary”.
Mar
10
comment How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
Thanks, corrected.
Mar
10
revised How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
added 34 characters in body
Mar
10
answered How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
Feb
23
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
21
revised Pauses and Punctuation
added 124 characters in body
Jan
20
answered Pauses and Punctuation
Jan
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Infinitive use in “whether or not he be” compared with its use in “if he be”
Jan
9
awarded  Famous Question
Jan
9
accepted Phrasal verb “be a thing”
Jan
9
comment Phrasal verb “be a thing”
Another one that came up recently: “highly sensitive person”, despite not sounding like a thing, is a thing.
Jan
7
revised AmEng equivalent of “Shy kids get no sweets”?
Formatting.
Jan
6
revised “Be” as an action rather than a state
added 118 characters in body
Jan
6
accepted “Be” as an action rather than a state
Jan
3
comment Why can't “happy” be used everywhere where “sad” can be used?
Weird. We have basically the same arguments for opposite conclusions.
Jan
3
comment Why can't “happy” be used everywhere where “sad” can be used?
@FumbleFingers: Here, have an okay poem with a bunch of them.
Jan
3
answered “Second” et “Deuxième”
Jan
3
comment Why can't “happy” be used everywhere where “sad” can be used?
@FumbleFingers: If the question is “why can’t we?” then the answer is “but we can”. If the question is “why don’t we?” then it’s just as you said, an arbitrary phenomenon somewhere along the spectrum of set phrases and stormy petrels.
Jan
3
answered Why can't “happy” be used everywhere where “sad” can be used?