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Father. Coder. Geocacher. Tinkerer. Kayaker. Hoarder.


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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Autobiographer
Feb
14
answered “Enervate” and “intimidate”
Feb
14
comment Is there an alternative, one-word name for the question mark?
@tchrist A lot of the marks that you refer to are "glottal stops". While these share some physical characteristics with a question mark, they are functionally nothing like question marks. Glottal stops are a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract. and not punctuation marks like those that are listed.
Feb
14
comment Is there an alternative, one-word name for the question mark?
"Hook" jumped to mind as something I may have heard/imagined, but I couldn't find any other reference to it. As a programmer, I've used "bang" for "!" and "pound", "sharp", or "hash" for "#", but I've never used "hook" for "?".
Feb
14
answered Is there an alternative, one-word name for the question mark?
Feb
12
awarded  Supporter
Feb
12
answered “More than (what) meets the eye”
Feb
11
answered What is the category name for words like notwithstanding, forthwith, etc…?
Feb
8
awarded  Teacher
Feb
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awarded  Editor
Feb
8
revised It's so cold that if it rains it'll snow
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Feb
8
comment It's so cold that if it rains it'll snow
Maybe a pretentious meteorologist would use that sentence... or perhaps: It's so cold that, if the conditions are right for precipitation, it'll snow.
Feb
8
answered It's so cold that if it rains it'll snow