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comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
Well, there you see... I learned a new word today. +1 for creative answer.
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accepted Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
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comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
As an example, just to verify that we're understanding each other: if we talk about human rights, men and women are of the same parity but if we talk about gender, they're not. If two subjects are of the same parity with respect to every and any conceivable regard, they might be said to be exactly/precisely equal. Odd numbers are of the same parity when it comes to the divisibility by two. But only seven is equal to seven. In math, we call it equivalence classes.
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comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
The way the author intended is that the terms need not to be of the same meaning, so you're right in your second paragraph - he only meant that they are equal in regard to a certain property (in this case, the formality/style. As for me, I use in parity with as equal to with regard/respect to a certain quality/property. And I was curious if on par and in parity were interchangeable.
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comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
@chaslyfromUK Hehe, I'm confused in regard to what you're confused about. You're not confused because you didn't find the text during your first attempt, are you? If you disregard the link provided (perhaps a bad idea, although I wrote it was unrelated), the actual question is if on par and in parity (or of the same parity) are equivalent expressions. Sorry if the question wasn't ultra-cristal-clear. I do appreciate your trying to understand and clarify it.
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comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
@RegDwigнt Please do. I'm always keen on improving my google-fu and I haven't found that particular question (at least not asked so explicitly). The re-tagification's great, thanks for that.
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comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
@chaslyfromUK I don't think the link is exactly relevant as it's not discussing the case with parenthesis between the periods. However, they give that as an example, without actually stating it explicitly (which can mean that it's so obviously correct but also that they just discuss something else).
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comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
I thought ante meant prior to, making the term antemillennial equialent to the 90s (or even any shorter/longer period that a decade taking place before the millennium shift). What do I miss?
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comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
It's both relative to the current point of time (as others pointed out) and it points to a certain year, not the whole decade, in my view.
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comment The 00s equivalent for “so 90s”
I'm confused. Where does the word originates from? If it'd be zeros-ties, I'd understand but the nough part is very unclear to me. I read into it that the decade was naughty, hehe...
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comment Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
@chaslyfromUK Well, the link says that it's an unrelated post (I used it for a full example of the context). If you view the second paragraph's third line, you'll see that the first two words are "on pair" (at least on my screen).
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comment Period usage when abbreviating at the end of a sentence
@RegDwigнt The combination period-parenthesis-period looks very weird to me. Am I in a vast minority on that? In such case, I have no further problems with that. As for the grammar, I thought it was about grammatical correctness, hence the choice of the tag. If you feel that there's a better one, please feel welcome to make use of the edit link. I'll be happy to improve my question by any means possible.
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asked Are “on par” and “in parity” equivalent expressions?
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revised Name for someone whose interest might be to discredit one's results by trying to find hypothetical mistakes?
Because it's shorter.
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