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Jan
6
awarded  Critic
Dec
10
accepted Comma after quotation in parentheses
Dec
9
asked Comma after quotation in parentheses
Sep
23
awarded  Scholar
Sep
23
accepted How does one capitalize words like “un-American”?
Sep
23
awarded  Student
Sep
22
asked How does one capitalize words like “un-American”?
Nov
6
comment He considers that X is Y. vs He thinks that X is Y
What I'm trying to say is that, although it's correct, it comes across as "He ponders the idea that blue cheese is delicious."
Nov
6
answered He considers that X is Y. vs He thinks that X is Y
Nov
4
awarded  Supporter
Nov
4
comment 'Hark' and 'behold' call attention to what we can hear or see. Is there an equivalent for smell?
This doesn't really answer your question, but I think it's interesting nevertheless. The word "Hark" ultimately comes from the reconstructed Proto-Indo-European word *h₂ḱh₂owsyé-, meaning "sharp-eared" (comes from *h₂eḱ- ["sharp"] + *h₂ows- ["ear"]). The only remnant of *h₂ḱh₂owsyé- in "hark" is *h₂eḱ- ("sharp"), so I think adding any body part would shorten back to "hark." For example, the Indo-European word for nose was *nas-, so one could say something along the lines of h₂ḱnasyé- for "sharp-nosed," but that would shorten to "hark" if we followed the same etymological process.
Nov
1
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
31
comment Nested parentheticals — restructuring for clarity
@FumbleFingers The OP wasn't asking for ways to format it as though there were multiple trademarks, so flipping around the names seems fine to me. But I think I'm done arguing too.
Oct
31
comment Nested parentheticals — restructuring for clarity
@FumbleFingers What I provided was one way to disambiguate the original sentence, what order the names are in isn't the issue.
Oct
30
comment Nested parentheticals — restructuring for clarity
@FumbleFingers Using the formats I provided, one could rearrange Sun, Oracle, JavaScript, and Netscape: "It's widely known that the name "JavaScript" is trademarked by Netscape. The name was formerly a trademark of Sun (and before that a trademark of Oracle)." Or "It's widely known that the name "JavaScript" was first a trademark of Oracle, then of Sun, and then of Netscape."
Oct
30
awarded  Teacher
Oct
30
answered Nested parentheticals — restructuring for clarity