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Jun
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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'?
Remove tag from title
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.
Jun
17
answered Why Greek morphemes over Latin, or Latin over Greek? *A Call to Lexicographers*
Jun
15
answered Full stop after why
Jun
12
comment How to italicize a self-reference?
Italicised or in quotation marks, as per what your style guide would have you do with any other paper.
Jun
12
comment Which is correct, Credential or Credentials?
@Kris source for what? If you hold that there is some sort of magical distinction between some text passed between computers and some text written on paper, I would say that the burden of proof; or at least the burden of making some sort of supporting argument, is with you.
Jun
12
comment Which is correct, Credential or Credentials?
@Kris, a username-password pair is as much a credential (more commonly, credentials) as the letter Samuel Johnson asked for when requesting "A short letter for me to show… as a kind of Credential".
Jun
12
answered Which is correct, Credential or Credentials?
Jun
12
comment Word that means “Sneak and Steal”?
@Christopher not being perfect synonyms, to sneak something means to steal it in a sneaky way, but to steal it does not necessarily mean sneakily, so they could use sneak, but not steal.
Jun
12
comment Capital letters
I'd say ELL too, though I'd also say the question should indicate whether they care about use in titles, in sentences, or both.
Jun
12
comment How to use hyphen to form new adjectives?
Yeah, the highly form is the more euphonious, either way.
Jun
12
answered How do you punctuate the end of a quote within a quote: “Billy said, 'This is acceptable.' ”
Jun
12
comment What does “snooze factor eleven" mean?
@Mari-LouA Spinal Tap (or perhaps rather, Spın̈al Tap, with a "heavy-metal umlaut") have gone on to play some tours and festivals, so they're sort-of "proper" to that extent.
Jun
12
answered Is it technically correct to describe normal figures and text figures as upper case and lower case numbers?
Jun
12
answered Sneak vs snuck?