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What do I look for in a post? Clarity and Contribution.

NO vote: If the post is clear, but makes no contribution OR if the post is unclear, but makes a contribution (though I will try to improve the clarity either by comments or direct edit).

UP vote: If the post is clear and makes a contribution.

DOWN vote: If the post is unclear and makes no contribution (though I will try to see if I've missed something by commenting).


Jun
18
awarded  Constituent
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
Jan
3
awarded  Yearling
Oct
18
comment Why are you “On a train” yet “In a car” when you are inside both vehicles?
Seems to vary, depending on when the words were written: Google NGram searcher.
Oct
7
comment Which degree should be used?
Yes. There are fewer grains of sand in the bucket, but there is less sand in the bucket. :-)
Sep
18
comment What to call a collection of planets?
@skymninge: I've yet to meet a mother whose off-spring didn't consternate her at some point. Insanity is hereditary: you get it from your kids. :-)
Sep
2
answered Fun and enjoyable ways to practice pronunciation?
Aug
31
comment What's the origin of the idiom “cut corners”?
@BraddSzonye: Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. I do disagree with your attitude, though: to me, it seems like a relatively straightforward connection. I didn't read the book in question, so I don't know that the quoted web page is incorrect -- just that I didn't find the precise quotation.
Aug
28
comment What's the origin of the idiom “cut corners”?
@Downvoter? Any comment so that I can improve my answer?
Aug
28
revised What's the origin of the idiom “cut corners”?
Added link to screenshot origin.
Aug
28
answered What's the origin of the idiom “cut corners”?
May
7
revised What does “put on a show” mean?
Better formatting.
May
7
suggested suggested edit on What does “put on a show” mean?
May
7
comment Single word for “inhale using your mouth with force or power”
@MarkCidade the question also says or a good phrase.
Apr
23
awarded  Civic Duty
Apr
23
answered Is there an adjectival form of “levity”?
Apr
12
comment “Out of the box” — when should I use this phrase?
"Never, ever, think outside the box."
Apr
7
answered Provide the medical term
Apr
2
revised Word/slang for “I have just committed the source code, please update your working copy”?
Made statement of question clearer (I hope)
Apr
2
suggested suggested edit on Word/slang for “I have just committed the source code, please update your working copy”?