Reputation
9,949
Top tag
Next privilege 10,000 Rep.
Access moderator tools
Badges
1 14 35
Newest
 Good Answer
Impact
~1.1m people reached

Jul
3
reviewed Approve What is “a canary in a coal mine”?
Jun
13
comment “Ventilated” brakes or “vented” brakes?
[Continued] Narrowing that to US English shows a similar picture - ventilated disc is the norm (books.google.com/ngrams/…), while the British don't really talk about them anymore (books.google.com/ngrams/…)
Jun
13
comment “Ventilated” brakes or “vented” brakes?
You are correct that to ventilate is to provide a flow of air, while to vent is specifically letting something inside get outside, presumably because we don't want it, but I am not sure how you get from that to 'vented disc' being more accurate. In terms of appropriacy, a quick play with Ngram shows 'ventilated disc' being more common and hence appropriate (books.google.com/ngrams/…)
Jun
13
reviewed Approve Meaning of this sentence?
Jun
13
reviewed Approve “was-was” or “was-is”
May
17
reviewed Approve Usage of “least of all”
May
17
reviewed Reject Does this make sense with the use of 'breakthrough'?
May
17
reviewed Approve Is it correct to say “see me please”?
May
17
reviewed Approve I'm looking for a word opposite to dying
May
17
reviewed Reject What term means “place where we can learn and share knowledge"
May
17
reviewed Approve Why “hoping against hope”?
May
17
reviewed Reject Is this sentence correct? “I let you know…”
May
17
reviewed Approve Synonyms for 'right in the'
May
8
answered Correct modal verb
May
6
comment Is there a word or an idiom for people who only spend their families' money and fool around?
Wouldn't that be a 'playboy'?
May
3
reviewed Approve Confirming one's interest in a project
Apr
25
reviewed Reject What is a word for a person who thinks they are going to fail?
Apr
25
reviewed Approve Should I use “the wife” or “my wife”?
Apr
24
reviewed Reject What is the origin of “call a spade a spade” and does it have racial connotations?
Apr
19
answered Is the saying “It's not that big of a deal” incorrect?