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comment How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
@ColinFine Oh yes, so he did. I blame a lack of coffee for my blindness.
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comment Is there a word or a common phrase for this motion of the hands
I've always called it "Mr Burns hands", after the Simpsons character. Now that I know there's a proper word for it, I'm not sure I want to abandon my reference :(
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comment How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned the simpler "seven eighths" or "five sixths" style for simple fractions.
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accepted Which flavor of English (British vs. American) first had standard modern spellings?
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comment Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
@Robusto It does answer my question, as FumbleFingers points out, which is why I accepted it.
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accepted Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
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comment Is English the only language that distinguishes thumbs from other fingers?
@Mitch I think that she was referencing the (now proven false) idea that other languages don't distinguish between fingers and thumbs.
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comment Difference between “I was being careless” and “I was careless”
If I were to attempt to use the latter phrase, I would probably clarify it with a specific event.
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comment Difference between “robot”, “machine”, and “automaton”
"These aren't the automatons you're looking for..."
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comment Difference between “I was being careless” and “I was careless”
"Being busy" is valid. See my comment on rudra's answer. I can't see how "being tired" is valid, though, since it's an involuntary state.