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reviewed Reject What is the etymology of “Tough titty”
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reviewed Approve Phrase for a situation where a problem disappears when you are about to fix it, but reappears later
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revised How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
Corrected cardinal vs. ordinal
Jul
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comment How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
@AndrewLeach: Right you are; I've edited accordingly.
Jul
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revised How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
Corrected cardinal vs. ordinal, as pointed out by Andrew Leach
Jul
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revised How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
Corrected spelling
Jul
29
comment How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
For those who disagree with the notion that the seven eighths style of pronunciation "isn't practical for larger numbers", see this other question.
Jul
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comment How to say fractions like “7/8” or “546/823”
@ColinFine: But OP also said he is not a native English speaker and he would like to hear from native English speakers to see what they use. As a native English speaker, I can say that seven eighths is by far the predominant way I've heard the fraction 7/8 spoken. In fact, I'm pretty sure I've never heard anything but that form except in math class.
Jul
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comment How to pronounce fractions larger than a twentieth, where the last digit of the denominator is a 1 or a 2? i.e. one thirtieth is to 30 as _ is to 31
The question that this is supposedly a duplicate of was not nearly as specific as this one, nor did the answers to that question address the specific issues raised here. The aims of the two questions are clearly divergent. The guidance of "If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question" is pretty frustrating, because the question asked here (by Some_Guy) is that new question.
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reviewed Approve Meaning of the quote “Is she not complicit with this state of affairs?”
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reviewed Reject What is the meaning of the phrase ‘in timely fashion’?
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reviewed Approve Is there a verb that means to write in calligraphy?
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reviewed Approve Word / simile for a city in decay or in lawlessness
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reviewed Approve What does “tend one's spinning wheel” mean?
May
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comment “Cancelled” or “Canceled”?
@Jay: While I believe it's possible that spell checkers can and are having an effect on spelling, I am confident the specific case of canceled is more that Microsoft was just following (and thus possibly reinforcing) the prevailing American conventions. You can find canceled as the preferred (with cancelled as acceptable alternate) in many print dictionaries that predate the rise of Microsoft.
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reviewed Reject Divide two into four and Divide two by four
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reviewed Approve What does “off you go” mean?
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reviewed Reject What is it called when you stay at hospital?
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reviewed Approve What is the English version of the Vietnamese idiom “như cá nằm trên thớt” - “like a fish on cutting board”