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Aug
17
comment British spelling of programme and diagram
@SarahofGaia not so much a matter of stereotypes as of fashion. After all, I never said the British loved French things or hated the French, which would be stereotyping, but that there have been trends towards one or the other over their history, which is a matter of fashion.
Aug
13
comment British spelling of programme and diagram
@SarahofGaia IIRC, the rise of -ise happened after the Napoleonic Wars ended, and the more monied British could go back to holidaying in France and copying their fashions, rather than hating the French as sworn enemies, which the British also do every few decades.
Aug
13
comment British spelling of programme and diagram
@SarahofGaia both were around from the days when spelling was a lot more varied, but the -ize form was more common, which is one of the reasons the OED still uses it. The -ise form became more popular during one of the periods when there was a fashion for French things, which is something the British do every few decades.
Aug
12
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Aug
12
revised Correct word for Unsubmitted?
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Aug
12
reviewed Reject Correct word for Unsubmitted?
Aug
11
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Jul
28
comment Which tense should use? Present Perfect or Past?
@chaslyfromUK so am I. I don't understand the community edit a while after I answered which changed nothing about the grammar question, but changed the meaning sufficiently to make my answer bizarre in term of that new question. Since I can't see why that edit was made, and it wasn't by the author, I've rolled it back.
Jul
28
revised Which tense should use? Present Perfect or Past?
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Jul
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Jun
22
comment Are there any words with a hard “C” preceeding an 'I' in words starting with “ci”?
The closest I can think of is the name Ciaran as an Anglicisation of the name Ciarán but it's a proper noun, and it's more common to either leave it in the original Ciarán or to Anglicise further to Kiaran.
Jun
22
reviewed Approve Synonym for 'dial into'
Jun
17
comment “Can you hear me okay?”
None of the dictionaries you checked listed it as an adverb?
Jun
17
revised Her complexion was 'beautiful'?
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Jun
17
answered A more polite expression than “minor languages”
Jun
17
comment Can “in alpha” be used as an antonym to “in beta,” or it’s a totally different animal?
"Gold" was once common for the final or released version, probably from the the use of gold master CDs though perhaps also referencing the gold record presses from the music industry.