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Apr
12
awarded  Cleanup
Apr
12
revised Is it wrong to use the word “codes” in a programming context?
rolled back to a previous revision
Apr
12
revised Is it wrong to use the word “codes” in a programming context?
Fix trivial typo
Apr
11
answered How should I address someone with a known name and unknown gender?
Apr
7
comment Multiple comparatives of different types: how to choose?
@Kevin: the 37th neutrino whistling past a neuron at the moment triggered a random association at the instant I was typing. It was a quasi-random choice. Also, dirt and mess are attractive to 8 month old babies, and hence beguiling to them.
Apr
7
answered Multiple comparatives of different types: how to choose?
Apr
6
revised “convey” vs. “say”
Note on 'say' vs 'convey' not meaning the same thing.
Apr
6
comment “convey” vs. “say”
@language hacker: "but I haven't said it very well" has the wrong connotations; it implies there was a suitable (recognized) form of words, but you didn't use them and what you did say wasn't as good, somehow. Again, "I don't say it well" has the present continuous tense; "I didn't say it well" is more or less the same as "I haven't said it well". "Say" isn't quite the mot juste.
Apr
5
answered “convey” vs. “say”
Apr
2
revised Meaning of “it was gone 2pm”?
added 292 characters in body
Apr
2
answered Meaning of “it was gone 2pm”?
Mar
31
comment Words whose pronunciation remains the same with the last four letters removed
The words are mostly in the 'ugh' group - borough in particular (as PLL pointed out in his answer); 'thru' sorta, but the number is quite small (a single digit, I suspect). @Martha: yes, I know I'm cheating - that's why it was a comment and not an answer! (But "thoro'" with the apostrophe to indicate stuff missing might be semi-kosher.)
Mar
31
comment Words whose pronunciation remains the same with the last four letters removed
There a number words where you can remove the last three letters and and up with almost the same word: thorough etc.
Mar
26
comment What's the meaning of “as it did” in this sentence?
What you said, with the added connotation that things may not be the same now as they were at the time under discussion.
Mar
25
answered What does the phrase “I’m down with” mean?
Mar
23
comment Is there any suffix expressing “demand a lot”?
@trVoldemort: I know - and I said I do not think there is a single suffix that fits the bill, though I'll concede that 'intensive' is likely as good as it gets.
Mar
23
answered Is there any suffix expressing “demand a lot”?
Mar
20
revised How does one write the name of a married female and spouse in a list of classmates?
Out on a limb; added 2 characters in body
Mar
20
revised How does one write the name of a married female and spouse in a list of classmates?
Add URL; added 67 characters in body
Mar
20
answered How does one write the name of a married female and spouse in a list of classmates?