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May
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comment Spaces around a colon
@tchrist: Agreed. I write documents all the time (primarily in MS Word), and I wouldn't know how to do a short space (and keep it there). LaTeX or TeX, fine, but users of those or other typesetting programs are in the minority.
May
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answered Spaces around a colon
May
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revised Spaces around a colon
Title speeling [sic]
May
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May
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comment “-ee” and “-er” word endings
I could never understand the use of the word "standee" for "one who stands". It sounds like it should mean "one who is stood upon!"
May
4
comment Is “burst oneself laughing” a valid expression?
"She nearly p*ssed herself laughing" is closer to what I have heard... :-)
May
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comment Can I also use 'outsource' to refer to goods, not just work or service?
To me "bought out" means to buy the entire stock of something, not to buy it from outside the company. Choster's comment uses what I would use: "sourced items".
Apr
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answered What is the distinction between “among” and “amongst”?
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answered Meaning of “boosting cat food from someone”
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answered Does “Stop aping!” sound natural?
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answered Collective noun for “facts”
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comment 'Patriotism' is to 'Country' as _______ is to 'City'
@Martin Beckett: As does patriorism. Or just about any -ism for that matter.
Jun
23
comment What is the meaning of “Already wet, aren’t they? Little squirts!”?
I'm pretty sure it was intended to imply urine. Nice answer @ Callithumpian: +1.
Jun
23
comment What does “hard sums” mean?
@no one special: I'm sorry to disappoint! My perspective is from when I was an engineering grad student who used to hang around with mathematics grad students. Others may have a different view. In general, the math grad students found bistromathics harder than what they did for a living. :-)
Jun
23
comment What does “hard sums” mean?
@Down-voter: Feedback on why you down-voted appreciated!
Jun
23
comment What does “hard sums” mean?
AFAIK, the only nuance is what I mentioned: it's self-deprecating.