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Jan
26
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
In the paper, if that sentence were enclosed in parentheses, the entire paragraph would need to be there too. Just saying parenthetically is the least awkward option. And possibly it implies a bit of "they make us say this, you know."
Jan
26
comment Word for object in programming that connects to relay
Or just client?
Jan
26
revised Why is it “knife” in the idiom, “Before you can say knife” though there are many shorter words than knife?
Fix "standard idioms" list
Jan
26
suggested suggested edit on Why is it “knife” in the idiom, “Before you can say knife” though there are many shorter words than knife?
Jan
26
revised Why is it “knife” in the idiom, “Before you can say knife” though there are many shorter words than knife?
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Jan
23
revised Question about waffle terminology
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Jan
23
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Jan
23
comment Correlation vs Causation
The "correlation, not causation" thing is idiomatic. It just means "that's bad statistics," even if they recognize the minor, indirect causative avenue.
Jan
22
answered Phrase choice - phrase to describe exodus of meaningful celebrities from Australia
Jan
22
answered What does ‘bookend’ mean in President Obama’s remark, “My address on Tuesday will be a bookend to what I said in Kansas”?
Jan
22
answered Is there any difference between “a … sense of purpose” and “a sense of … purpose”?
Jan
15
comment What exactly is a “figure” in a scientific paper?
If you have multiple algorithms presented like that, you should label them as "Algorithm n" and have a separate List of Algorithms alongside the List of Figures and List of Tables. Unless your style guide prohibits that, of course.
Jan
14
comment Title Capitalization of Keywords in Programming Languages
+1. Dive into Python uses lower-cased keywords in a medium fixed-width font, even though its headings are in all-caps with a black proportional font. It clashes a bit, sure – but it doesn't draw the stares that an upper-cased int would.
Jan
9
answered How to say one has been accepted directly at a competitive examination?
Jan
9
answered “Without any problem” or “without any problems”
Jan
9
comment Correct preposition for 'feature'
Some editors and style guides are pickier about prepositions. CMS 16 has a section (5.191: "List of words and the prepositions construed with them") which assigns specific prepositions to some verbs.
Jan
8
revised How to say: after have waited or after waiting e.g. 4 hours ?
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Jan
8
answered How to say: after have waited or after waiting e.g. 4 hours ?
Dec
27
awarded  Critic
Dec
27
comment Word meaning “not normal, but relatively normal in context”
A passage like that in fiction probably wouldn't be so explicit. Compare: "The ritual involves self-mutilation, human sacrifice, and humming "Sugar, Sugar" for three hours atop a skyscraper‌​." Show, don't tell.