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Recovering pedant, perpetual academic.


2h
answered Is there a noun that means “the state of being flustered”?
2d
revised Why “daily” and not “dayly”?
more conventional use/mention punctuation, arrow characters, fixed bolding, minor rewording for clarity
2d
suggested suggested edit on Why “daily” and not “dayly”?
Apr
8
comment What is the correct pronunciation of “Caribbean”?
I have heard people give the reason that they prefer the penultimate stress because it makes the tribe name ("Carib") stand out. This, in turn, honors those people more (they say).
Apr
7
comment Why does the letter ‘o’ appear in the word ‘people’?
And the vocative plural of "Romanus" is?
Apr
3
comment Negative counterpart for the word “rave” in the sense “favorable criticism”
Alliteration with what?
Apr
3
comment Negative counterpart for the word “rave” in the sense “favorable criticism”
It's not clear to me how these requests are connected. Something that has gained popularity through negative reviews is not something that I would name or describe with an antonym for “rave”. Can you share anything about the context of this need that would clarify how this is one thing?
Apr
3
revised Negative counterpart for the word “rave” in the sense “favorable criticism”
realized there was a whole 'nother question asked besides the one in the title
Apr
3
revised Negative counterpart for the word “rave” in the sense “favorable criticism”
realized there was a whole 'nother question asked besides the one in the title
Apr
3
answered Negative counterpart for the word “rave” in the sense “favorable criticism”
Mar
28
asked Responsibility, the Gerund, and the Perfect Aspect
Mar
28
comment Why do we say “the Indians were put on reservations” and not “in reservations”
Seems like you'd want “forcing [. . .] onto” in that case.
Mar
27
answered Tennis jargon: why are some matches “not before” a given time instead of just “after” that time?
Mar
22
comment Is “Is it a girl or a boy?” really calling the infant an “it”?
@Marthaª Are you seriously trying to defend having a question in the title that is not the question you are asking?
Mar
21
comment Is “Is it a girl or a boy?” really calling the infant an “it”?
There are some who would be less offended to be given non-binary response options.
Mar
21
answered Word for a person who loses or has lost faith?
Mar
13
comment “Semantic”s relation to “Pedantic”
@Jim Hofstadter delves more deeply into the concept of mu in Gödel, Escher, Bach. If you are interested, I think you'd enjoy it.
Mar
4
comment Is “legit” a legitimate word?
Appeared in the NYT crossword as a clue for the answer "KOSHER"...
Feb
27
comment Is “legit” a legitimate word?
@James Here's the first OED example: “Bob is envious of Corbett's success as a ‘legit’.” And the second: “1897 - National Police Gaz. (U.S.) 26 May 6/1 - Bob now wants to go into the ‘legit’.” The entry also mentions the phrase “on the legit”.
Feb
18
comment Does the word “master” denote masculinity?
Excellent writing on the subject, though I believe “worst master” is a typo.