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comment In the tube or on the tube?
@HotLicks- you’d need to ask Mike TV about Wonka vision.
10h
comment When do I say “front-left” vs “left-front”, or how do you differentiate between sides?
Unambiguously you can print the diagram you have shown here, tell the person how to stand and then refer to handles A, B, C ...G
12h
comment When do I say “front-left” vs “left-front”, or how do you differentiate between sides?
left-side-near(G), left-side-far (H), right-side-near(D), right-side-far(C), front-side-left(F), front-side-right(E), rear-side-right(B), rear-side-left(A)
13h
comment Replacement for sorry I didn't hear you
The most formal I know of is, "Pardon me?"
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comment Does anyone know of any connection between Plato and a color referred to as “reddish purple?”
I don't know about Plato, but Pluto had a "reddish purple" sweater. video.disney.com/watch/pluto-s-sweater-4be387f1be9dda0e1266b068
15h
comment People of different ages who share the same birthday
After the edit this question no longer is a dup of the linked question. This question now asks what we can call people who were "all born on the same day of the year of any year" while that one asks about people born on the same day of the same year.
15h
comment “you,” “your” or “yours” in this sentence?
@FumbleFingers- I wasn’t sure if that was one of the “obvious errors” or not...
15h
comment “you,” “your” or “yours” in this sentence?
I think you also want pique not peak
18h
comment Is there a word for the payment to someone who attends a meeting?
Is it really adequate? or is it just a token amount? Do you have to name it at all? "Committee members in attendance are entitled to receive [adequate] compensation which will be paid by ..."
18h
comment “Log in” or “Log on”?
Typically one logs on to systems. You authenticate with databases.
18h
comment What is the difference between Mollify and Placate?
@TimRomano- I agree. I think of to mollify as to calm in spite of the agitation while to placate is to please by doing something about the agitation.
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comment Page/paragraph references within quotations
I think this primarily opinion-based and likely will be closed on that basis, but I like the italics. The thing I don't like particularly is the "...correspond to the features of the cited reference of" seems like it would read better as "...correspond to the features of the cited reference, in particular: "a frame supporting a net... (see para..)"
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comment Expression for “dividing something with others”?
Halves implies there are two people total. How many are there really? (since you say among her friends [plural]) Also, "Go halves" sounds somehow like someone else is controlling the treasure and your girl feels cheated. If she really found it and currently controls it and she wants to be fair, she might say, "I think we should all [split it]/[share it]"
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reviewed Edit 'Not to be taken as a standard'
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revised 'Not to be taken as a standard'
Improved formatting, capitalization and punctuation.
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reviewed Edit Is there a single word for when something becomes neglected or forgotten (e.g. a plant dies because the gardener forgets to water it)?
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revised Is there a single word for when something becomes neglected or forgotten (e.g. a plant dies because the gardener forgets to water it)?
Improved formatting and grammar.
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the word for bright colors such as green?
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reviewed Reviewed “Verse” or “Verses”?
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reviewed Edit “Deliberately” vs. “intentionally” vs. “on purpose”