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Feb
25
comment Are “of course” and “naturally” pedantic?
@user61979 Maybe what I mean by normal conversation, is more like slang.
Feb
25
comment Are “of course” and “naturally” pedantic?
@Oldcat That should balance things out, ha ha.
Oct
26
comment What phoneme symbols does Google show in its search results?
@snailboat cool! I'll try to do something similar with safari.
Aug
23
comment Tag questions with or - shouldn't they be the opposite in the tag
@FumbleFingers I tried to clarify the doubt i had, thanks.
Dec
30
comment Non-offensive equivalent to KISS
That's for sure, coming from someone that unified matter, energy and light in an equation with three variables.
Dec
30
comment Non-offensive equivalent to KISS
@simchona The guy is not a friend of mine, but definitely knows about the KISS principle.
Dec
30
comment Non-offensive equivalent to KISS
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" is my new favorite, although "Less is more" applies the principle itself
Dec
30
comment Non-offensive equivalent to KISS
"let's keep it simple" would get the point across without sounding offensive, "keep it simple" is kind of offensive if the other person know about the KISS principle
Dec
30
comment Non-offensive equivalent to KISS
It sounds good for team work, but how to suggest someone to apply the KISS principle on his own, if that person does know about the KISS principle
Dec
30
comment Non-offensive equivalent to KISS
@NathanReed Yes, but that could be misunderstood as a reduced form of KISS
Dec
29
comment plural of compound nouns
More often than not the last world is mean to be an adjective, in wich case wouldn't it be correct to make the plural with the word that specifies the object rather than its feature.
Dec
29
comment plural of compound nouns
@JohnLawler What do you mean, is there a law that says how to form a plural of a trademark?
Dec
29
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
(...continued) It's somewhat subjective thought. That is when it becomes an art for formal written or spoken language. In a colloquial context, it's more likely that three would suffice, four if they are sorted in a correct way.
Dec
29
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
@FumbleFingers I've got a pseudo rule, this page says "There’s no limit to the number of adjectives", but suggests that we would need to place commas in between, also the answer by jlovegren may suggests that sorting the modifiers in a correct way could help chain more adjectives without sounding awkward.
Dec
29
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
Also in the same paragraph "…adjectives that denote objective, absolute, inherent properties of entities, like color, tend to occur closer to the modified noun than adjectives that denote subjective, relativistic, context-sensitive properties, like value". Interesting
Dec
29
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
+1 I really enjoyed trying to find seven modifiers, it could be a good exercise for vocabulary, and even part of a test in english class for non native speakers or scholars
Dec
28
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
If someone voted down, could please tell why?
Dec
28
comment How many adjectives can be chained without sounding weird?
It was a funny unexpected ingenious applicable short informal quick answer
Dec
28
comment Pronoun “you” can be omitted as subject in imperative form, what other pronouns can be omitted, when and why?
"Got something to say?" is referring to whom?
Dec
28
comment Pronoun “you” can be omitted as subject in imperative form, what other pronouns can be omitted, when and why?
@PeterShor For instance "go home" vs "I go gome", the first sentence refers to YOU