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comment What would be a polite way to say “eyeballs”?
I guess 'visitor' will do. Although the clumsy 'web surfer' (comparable to 'museumgoer') is a [less attractive] option. Surfer, suggested by Christi, alone is ambiguous. Thanks.
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comment What would be a polite way to say “eyeballs”?
@j.r. Another way of looking at it is, if possible, the word by itself should impart some context. For example, if I say 'diner', the noun itself communicates additional context info. Or 'spectator' (not as much context as diner, still some). But 'visitor' (still less)?
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comment What would be a polite way to say “eyeballs”?
@j.r. I can give an example. I can refer to casino guests as visitors. The word is fine. But if I can accurately use 'gambler' instead of 'visitor', then gambler is a better choice than the generic visitor. I want something more reflective of the activity of the 'visitor'.
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comment What would be a polite way to say “eyeballs”?
@j.r. I didn't say anything wrong with 'visitors'. Where did you see that? I just want something BESIDES the obvious, something perhaps more precise like listener to radio, viewer to TV, etc.
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comment If an adjective is removed, what's the consequence?
What ignorance! Look up "several" in any dictionary. Tell me which one classifies it as "quantifier". Stop making things up.
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