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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
Dec
8
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
28
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
5
accepted OK to use two “there”s in a sentence?
Sep
29
comment Preposition: “[In] Which city are you located [in]?”
You're right; my mistake! I've edited my answer.
Sep
29
revised Preposition: “[In] Which city are you located [in]?”
Fix uncertain wrong example
Sep
29
comment OK to use two “there”s in a sentence?
Thanks! I didn't know about avoiding the same word in different senses. Isn't that the whole idea of syllepsis to implicitly (without actually repeating it) use the same word in different senses?
Sep
28
asked OK to use two “there”s in a sentence?