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May
10
answered What does “soft bigotry of low expectations” mean?
Feb
9
comment What does “Wonk gap” mean in brief?
I think that last comment is useful enough to make it a part of the answer.
Feb
2
awarded  Commentator
Feb
2
comment Which one is correct and why?
"If one accepts the capitalisation" - that's standard: "Eastern Shore" is a formal name for the region.
Feb
2
answered “Students avoid boring professors” is ambiguity?
Feb
2
comment The word “geriatric”
Is the Advancer Learner's Dictionary using that label for geriatric (adjective) or geriatric (noun)? (The second one is an informal usage, and usually offensive.)
Nov
22
revised Latin abbreviation to use in English to replace “as such”
Changed "et. al." to "et al." (the "et" isn't an abbreviation)
Nov
22
suggested suggested edit on Latin abbreviation to use in English to replace “as such”
Aug
23
comment Is “my something of choice” the same as “something of my choice”?
@flamengo This question has been open for a while. If the answers you received have satisfied your needs, please accept one of them. ;)
Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
awarded  Editor
Aug
22
revised Is there a word for someone who really has their act together
Some notes on usage
Aug
22
answered Is there a word for someone who really has their act together
Jun
19
comment How do you capitalize a proper noun such as “iPhone”?
"You should never change a brand name" - I can see that this is standard usage, but what's the actual justification? I assume there's some published source or style guide somewhere that tries to supply some reason, however post-hoc or arbitrary it might be. (It's not like we honor some companies' desires to slap a ™ next to every single usage of their product name when we write about them in the paper.)
May
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
May
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awarded  Critic
May
22
comment How to Construct an Unambiguous Joint Possessive that Follows a Verb?
@PeterShor Huh? People don't eat soup with chopsticks. The spoon is a commonplace and traditional utensil in East Asia just as it is elsewhere.
May
4
comment Correct usage of lbs. as in “pounds” of weight
@JonofAllTrades "5 lbs." (or similar) is far superior when it comes to signage, though.
May
3
comment What is the students’ jargon or abbreviation to mean a report made up by only putting data downloaded from internet together in English, if it exists?
I don't know of any student jargon specific to plagiarizing papers, but "copypasta" is a similar term that refers to Internet content recirculated widely (usually without mentioning the original source).
May
3
awarded  Teacher