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Sep
12
comment How to pronounce GUID
@FumbleFingers we should pronounce Linux in Linus Torvalds's accent.
Sep
12
comment British pronunciation of “plait”
@Marthaª If you try to figure out why words are pronounced how they are, your brain will implode. The English town of Woolfardisworthy is pronounced "wools-ree".
Sep
11
revised Is “field field” a correct phrase?
Fixed grammar and added "than that" to get around the 6-character filter
Sep
11
suggested suggested edit on Is “field field” a correct phrase?
Sep
11
comment A positive way to describe a know it all
@terdon Well, then you're clearly not erudite enough to be a Renaissance man of suggesting synonyms for very specific adjectives.
Sep
11
answered Is “data” considered singular or plural?
Sep
11
comment Data as a plural noun
@rhetorician Alumni are specifically male graduates; alumna can be either one female or multiple coed graduates. An alumnum would be a male or female graduate. Alumnae is always plural female graduates, never singular. Latin is weird.
Sep
11
answered Data as a plural noun
Aug
26
accepted Usage of macrons in Latin loanwords
Aug
26
asked Usage of macrons in Latin loanwords
Jul
14
comment Should there be a comma after “Thank you”?
Why so many downvotes on this one?
Jul
14
comment Last I checked, we put commas after appositive phrases
I feel as though "in the forest we ate cookies" requires a comma, as well. For example (this may be a bit of a stretch), "In the forest we ate cookies but died." could be parsed as "In the forest, we ate cookies, but [we] died" or "In the forest we ate, cookies [did nothing] but died [die]," though both options are somewhat odd semantically.
Jul
7
comment Last I checked, we put commas after appositive phrases
@CarlSmith Well, that's what I'm asking, so that is certainly worth something. ;-)
Jul
6
comment Last I checked, we put commas after appositive phrases
@tchrist "With introductory prepositional phrases yours, without commas [...]" Are you perhaps missing a couple words in there? I can't figure out how to parse this.
Jul
6
comment Last I checked, we put commas after appositive phrases
@tchrist 'Tis an appositive as I was taught the term. Feel free to correct.
Jul
6
comment May you please explain this?
@KateGregory - "Might you please pass the salt?" What dialect would that be?
Jul
6
comment May you please explain this?
What about could?
Jul
6
asked Last I checked, we put commas after appositive phrases
Feb
2
awarded  Yearling
Dec
19
comment Pronunciation of OS X versions
@tchrist Would it be equally valid to say "person" instead of "Mac user" in that sentence? Most of the Mac users I know tend to be less programmer-y than the Windows/*nix users. Not that it really matters how obscure Darwin is.