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Mar
12
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
22
accepted Quoting prices informally
Jan
21
comment Quoting prices informally
@MετάEd: I agree with Timwi that this question can stand sufficiently well without extra context, but if you or anyone else wish to know, I was unsure because I was taught that two pounds forty (pence) is correct though it's common to hear six foot two, instead of six feet two when asked for one's height.
Jan
21
comment Quoting prices informally
Many thanks! +1 for very informative information on other currencies — wish I could give you more points!
Jan
21
comment Quoting prices informally
Thanks, I've heard two pounds and forty pence but not two pounds and forty pence. I wonder how that and two pound forty pence came about.
Jan
21
asked Quoting prices informally
Jan
4
revised “The efforts involved” vs. “the effort involved”
added 3 characters in body
Jan
3
answered “Use” vs. “usage”
Jan
3
answered “The efforts involved” vs. “the effort involved”
Jan
3
comment You are standing into danger
Also see oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/stand : [no object, with adverbial of direction] (of a ship) remain on a specified course: the ship was standing north
Jan
3
answered You are standing into danger
Dec
26
comment Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
And 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can't Be Wrong too.
Dec
22
comment Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
"Three men make a tiger" is the closest to what I had in mind, but sadly it's not in English.
Dec
22
accepted Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
Dec
22
comment Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
@Boofus: This assumes a third party intentionally creates and spreads the misinformation.
Dec
22
comment Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
But it's not that they wish it to be true. Rather, they assume it to be true because others talk about it.
Dec
22
comment Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
"Bandwagon fallacy" sounds good, thanks!
Dec
22
comment Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
@FumbleFingers: That sounds plausible, but I didn't claim that lots of people believe it, just that some people believe it because others talk about it.
Dec
21
asked Term for the sense that something must be true because many people talk about it
Dec
19
awarded  Yearling