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Oct
9
comment What is the word for the opposite of “preferred”?
I absolutely love "unsuitable"! I think "atypical" might be too nebulous, in this context, because the preferred patterns for one area can be "atypical" in the sense of very specific.
Oct
9
comment What is the word for the opposite of “preferred”?
I'm curious on your opinion on the difference between "patterns of abnormal input" and "abnormal patterns of input". Instinctively I write the latter, but you wrote the former. Am I splitting hairs?
Oct
9
revised What is the word for the opposite of “preferred”?
Added entire sentence for context.
Oct
9
asked What is the word for the opposite of “preferred”?
Sep
24
accepted Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
14
comment What do you call someone who uses Twitter?
@AndrewLeach: It's not general reference if it's a subject of debates. Some references say 'Twitter user'. Others say 'tweeter' or 'tweep'. Without a consensus or dictionary entry, this seems like a reasonable question.
Sep
14
comment What do you call someone who uses Twitter?
If you're going to vote to close it would be helpful to say why.
Sep
14
asked What do you call someone who uses Twitter?
Sep
14
revised Which is proper: “to debate X” or “to debate about X”?
Removed superfluous sentence
Sep
13
asked Which is proper: “to debate X” or “to debate about X”?
Aug
28
answered What's the meaning of “root” in “you root for the favorite”?
Aug
27
comment “Your interview with him.” Who is the interviewer?
@LessPop_MoreFizz: Point taken. That point should be made to a larger audience, which could also benefit from knowing why the downvoter did downvote.
Aug
25
comment What does the phrase “Vast majority of people live in the world without” mean?
Edited @StoneyB
Aug
25
revised What does the phrase “Vast majority of people live in the world without” mean?
OP added more context, updating accordingly
Aug
25
comment Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
@JohnLawler Do you want to qualify that statement? Setting aside the dismissive tone I may be incorrectly interpreting, English does have ways to indicate the grammatical function of a word beyond position. Not all words can be used in all grammatical contexts. For example, why aren't 'good' and 'well' interchangeable?
Aug
25
comment Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
@JohnLawler: Ah, so you parse "monkey cortex" as a compound noun, similar to "distance learning", instead of and adjective preceding a noun.
Aug
25
revised Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
Responded to comments for more examples and show my prior queries
Aug
25
asked Mixing adjectives and nouns in scientific writing
Aug
25
comment A word for being troubled at others' potential schadenfreude against me
BTW there is a Greek cognate: epicaricacy