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Sep
13
comment A positive word for self-doubt in a dubious belief system
rational, logical??
Sep
13
comment Why do we call it “gum arabic” and not “arabic gum”?
Sounds like it originated in a language that puts adjectives after the noun.
Sep
13
comment How else can we say “ what number are you in the line ”
Do you really care what number in line they are or do you really want to know "How many people are in front of you?"
Sep
13
revised What is the word for “technical usurpation of an old word”?
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Sep
13
answered What is the word for “technical usurpation of an old word”?
Sep
13
comment word for A question that needs to be asked again?
Outstanding issues/questions
Sep
12
comment such as something vs. such something as
The last one is just ungrammatical. The first and second are not the same and can only be made the same by putting them in the same word order.
Sep
12
comment Why does common usage of “random” feel so incorrect?
I think the idea is that the person has no real justification for why certain names were chosen or why they are the best, so to head off that argument he proposes that people consider them to be chosen at random.
Sep
12
comment In June–July 1967? Between June–July 1967?
In the June - July 1967 timeframe ...
Sep
12
comment Is the usage “God only knows” correct?
@Jayachandran- The usage becomes ambiguous, but if you firmly plant the notion of only you as you only*then transition to *God only and even to James only you can see how it works. But I agree that no one would use James only that we because it would be misinterpreted. But the fact remains that "God only knows" does use that usage where it means only God but with the words order inverted.
Sep
12
comment Is the usage “God only knows” correct?
It the same usage of only as in you, and you only, are allowed in.
Sep
12
comment Use of “felicity” in a sentence
I'm sure someone will answer your question with great felicity.
Sep
12
comment Proper Acronym Usage With Multiple Plurals
"all of them" do you mean all the masters or all the universes? ;-)
Sep
12
comment Usage in defining an action because of someone else
it isn't clear what you mean- do you mean that you ordered a beer because your buddy typically orders them and you wanted to do the same thing your buddy does, or do you mean that you ordered a beer because you expected your buddy would end up drinking it for you?
Sep
11
comment Word for “extinct”, “eradicated” that sounds like “reserved”
All copy rights granted.
Sep
11
comment Is there a word that describes someone who will go along with how you feel, or will go along with whatever you do
Does empathy work? Also, it seems like it should be What do I want, not who.
Sep
11
comment name for a group of non profit donors
The Hundred Thousand Dollar Grief Relief Club.
Sep
10
answered How to specify the letter O, not a zero
Sep
10
comment How to specify the letter O, not a zero
The problem is that unless you can see both together, you may not realize that a zero has a slash through it. In OP's specific example saying, "Enter O1" won't help anyone.
Sep
10
comment How to specify the letter O, not a zero
"Enter the letter O, followed by the number 1"