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Sep
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awarded  Explainer
Aug
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awarded  Yearling
Jun
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May
12
answered “Really” in a negative sentence
Aug
9
awarded  Yearling
Aug
1
comment Dispensing or dosing?
@TrevorD, I agree that google searches, wikipedia searches, etc. should not be the basis of one's conclusion, however, as evidence that a dispenser can be of non-discrete amounts, I feel it was pretty convincing. The meaning of "dispenser" is based on usage of the word. A google search can give an initial look into the words' usages...therefore its meaning. However, that should not replace native speaker familiarity with the word, dictionaries, etc.
Aug
1
comment Dispensing or dosing?
@TrevorD, I was referring to the use of dose as a verb, "to dose", perhaps that was unclear. "A dose" is certainly common as a noun, to give a dose, etc.
Aug
1
answered Dispensing or dosing?
Jul
17
comment Is there a word to describe the situation where you call someone and hang up so they call you back?
In Italian they say give me a "squillo" (i.e. a ring), makes it easy to derive a squeal. "Give me a squeal when you get back home from the party."
Apr
2
comment Changing present tense to past tense
@PeterShor Just found this. www4.uwm.edu/FLL/linguistics/dialect/staticmaps/state_UT.html , I agree with all of the bold answers except question 8 (I pronounce as in "set") and question 60 (I say "parking strip"). Hope that helps.
Apr
2
comment Changing present tense to past tense
@PeterShor Actually, I was uncertain about that last one. It seems to work to make the two time periods "want" and "meet" unambiguously at different times where the other solutions don't work leaving that ambiguity. But, looking back it probably isn't grammatical. Anyway, I'm from the mid-west U.S., Utah, but don't speak with a rural accent, I'm from the north. So I say "mountain" (mou'un - with a glottal stop), I don't merge fail-fell but I do merge feel-fill.
Apr
1
answered Changing present tense to past tense
Jan
24
comment What is 'draw on'
also "to drag on", from your link.
Jan
23
awarded  Critic
Jan
23
comment Why do we say ‘I have “a” husband (wife)?
Playing Scrabble: "I have 'husband' on a triple word score...that's 30 points". However, I can't think of a useful context.
Dec
30
comment Is “iterative cycle” a tautology?
+1 for the Italian plural of lasagna, since they are made from more than one noodle.
Dec
14
comment How to say “A has X, and B has X” in a single clause
"Both Mike and Jane have apples" (Mike has more than one apple, Jane has more than one apple, not shared).
Dec
13
comment “I know that that that school that is famous because of its rules.” — Can this sentence work?
I like the thinking outside of the box. Mirrors: "I know that that jazz school jazz is famous because it breaks all the rules."
Dec
13
comment How to determine the English structural validity of a domain name
I hadn't really thought of it before, but this kind of makes for a return to how things used to be done. Early writings (very early) didn't have spaces between words (in some languages, like Thai, still don't). Website names have taken us back to space-less phrases. (not sure why, the technology is there to support spaces in web addresses).
Dec
13
comment How to determine the English structural validity of a domain name
For best results, the statistical probabilities of tag sequences should be gathered by examining a large collection of manually split/labeled website names. With almost every project of Natural Language Processing, greater accuracy is achieved by tailoring the process to the problem set.