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Jul
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asked Last I checked, we put commas after appositive phrases
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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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.
Nov
6
comment Which term is correct — “Afghan” or “Afghani”?
Okay, my eyes are bleeding now, after reading the discussion here, what with its repeated use of the fgh consonant cluster.
Nov
6
comment Is there a word for a non-geek?
How much longer will it be until this site devolves into particularly-heated debates over the subtleties in the differences between nerds and geeks? I ask because that's happened on most other sites I visit...
Nov
6
awarded  Scholar
Nov
6
accepted Pronunciation of OS X versions
Nov
6
comment Pronunciation of OS X versions
@Gnawme I would +1, but I reached my +1 limit for today. :(
Nov
6
comment Are the acronyms FYI, BTW, LOL, WTF now considered “normal” words?
Ahh... 2010. I remember that year. The English language was right then.
Nov
6
comment What is the correct way to pluralize an acronym?
A.T.M.'s looks weirder than A.T.M.s to me; of course, A.T.M. looks weird in the first place. Also, as @tchrist said, I have generally seen SOSes, etc.
Nov
6
comment Pronunciation of OS X versions
@tchrist Obscure in the sense that the average Mac user (of whom I know) won't understand it at first glance.
Nov
6
comment Pronunciation of OS X versions
Actually, it would have been most correct to say "exclusive non-Apple user." I'll gladly use *nix; I just don't happen to at the moment.
Nov
6
comment Pronunciation of OS X versions
@tchrist +1 for obscure OS history references.
Nov
6
comment What are the differences among ‘Hurricane,’ ‘Super storm,’ and ‘Typhoon’?
Pretty sure "superstorm" is used whenever people want to be able to brag about their having been in a hurricane even though they weren't in a hurricane.
Nov
6
comment Pronunciation of OS X versions
Um... no... I meant to say "As an exclusive Apple user, I'm inclined to say 'old-style-eye-phone,' though this might upset those people who put all that time into that crappy old non-Mac UNIX system in the '80s. I like to torture Windows users by calling their phones 'lumps of plasticy, pocket-sized bluscreens.' "
Nov
6
awarded  Student
Nov
6
comment Pronunciation of OS X versions
As an exclusive Windows user, I'm also inclined to say "oh-ess-eks-ten-point-nine," though I know this doesn't make any linguistic sense. I like to torture Mac users by doing things like that (though my favorite is still the last example in my OP).
Nov
6
asked Pronunciation of OS X versions
Nov
5
comment Is “of which” a proper way to begin a relative clause?
Germany is divided into 16 federal states; of these, Bavaria is the largest. Not that one should do this, just that one can.
Nov
5
comment Is this usage of 'for which' correct?
... Thanks for rationalizing that for us. We needed it.