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Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.

Henry David Thoreau


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awarded  Autobiographer
Mar
17
awarded  Yearling
Sep
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comment What did the English call alcohol before they had the word alcohol?
This SE has a different color scheme, they format hyperlinked text red instead of blue.
Sep
7
comment What did the English call alcohol before they had the word alcohol?
Superficially this answer looks good, lots of quotes and references. However, all quotes but one are from an online dictionary, and the one that isn't refers to ether which the question is not about. Also, too much blue again. +1 for effort -1 for criticism net 0.
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment When is it appropriate to use the title “Miss” as opposed to “Ms.”?
@gbjbaanb "master" for a young boy is still being used on the subcontinent. They even have an abbreviation for it, I think it's Mtr.
Apr
26
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
26
comment How to address a letter to a Ph.D.?
Dear Dr. _____ (as should be obvious)
Apr
26
comment Difference in male vs female use of the English language
A well-known example :p
Apr
26
comment Which definition of commitment is correct in this sentence?
Can't believe this Answer hasn't received a single upvote yet after 15 hours. People, what are you hoarding your upvotes for? Can't take 'em with you lol
Apr
26
comment “I run in the subway”
@Emanuel I'd be a poor interpreter if I had to look up common words in dictionaries :) Anyway, not only am I in agreement with Mitch that I run in the subway (present continuous would have been the better choice) is jarring to an American ear, Ich laufe in der U-Bahn is, too, to a German ear, although less so. Try it with your German friends. Some will surely ask, Meinst Du im U-Bahn-Waggon? Oder im Tunnel?
Apr
26
comment “Separated” versus “separate”
+1 Nicely said.
Apr
26
answered “Separated” versus “separate”
Apr
26
comment Punctuating Quoted Questions in a Parenthetical Clause
I find this confusing. Agree that Asker's punctuation in the example is fine as is (unless the style guide mandates otherwise). But (As with the period here).? Did you mean (Unlike the period here).? In any case, while style manuals differ on whether to place the period (fullstop) inside or outside of a sentence-ending parenthesis if the parenthesis is not the entire sentence, all manuals I have read insist that it go inside the closing parenthesis if the parenthesis is the sentence.
Apr
26
comment Punctuating Quoted Questions in a Parenthetical Clause
Nothing wrong with your punctuation. No need to improve.
Apr
26
comment If an adjective is removed, what's the consequence?
@FumbleFingers Why not turn this into an Answer?
Apr
26
comment Term for exaggerations such as “always”, “never”, “constantly”, and so on
I believe that never, always, constantly are all temporal adverbs or perhaps I should say frequency adverbs. They are not used for exaggeration or hyperbole. However, you might say they are used for emphasis as they categorically state how often something happens.
Apr
26
comment How do I use 'refer to'?
I hereby copyright Refer Madness as the title of an upcoming movie.
Apr
25
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Apr
25
comment “All our X” vs. “all of our X”
My version is a bit more colloquial than yours but both are correct.