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May
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Apr
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comment In a single word, how can you describe something as being made by women for women?
Can you give us any more context as to what sort of service you want to say is "for women and by women"?
Mar
28
comment A “model plane” or a “plane model”: What's the difference?
"Model plane" is more commonly used. As a mathematician, the word "plane model" reminds me of a model of some system drawn on a plane, like a plane diagram or a plane graph.
Mar
5
comment Why English does not have diacritics to distinguish between words with different meanings and pronunciations
(I wasn't about to Google for "German Heroin").
Mar
5
comment Why English does not have diacritics to distinguish between words with different meanings and pronunciations
I looked it up on Wiktionary and couldn't find it there, which is why I asked.
Mar
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comment Why English does not have diacritics to distinguish between words with different meanings and pronunciations
Erm, may I ask exactly what the second meaning of Heroin is?
Feb
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Dec
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Nov
23
comment Is “denigrate” a racist word?
@TheodoreNorvell Etymological fallacy aside, I didn't actually know that. Also, thanks for reminding me of "derogate". I like it much better than "disparage" myself.
Nov
22
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Nov
17
comment Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?
Frictional is definitely a word (it's used in physics, e.g. a frictional force); frictive I've never heard before either.
Nov
17
answered Oil is slippery; rubber is _____?
Nov
8
comment Do any people distinguish between “analog” and “analogue”?
@Octopus I know that they're alternate spellings for both meanings, but I was wondering whether certain people distinguished between the two in their own writing, not necessarily in what they thought was correct.
Nov
7
comment Do any people distinguish between “analog” and “analogue”?
Speaking of theater and theatre, the words center and centre are also used as "midpoint" and "building/place" respectively.
Nov
7
revised Do any people distinguish between “analog” and “analogue”?
Corrected formatting.
Nov
7
comment Do any people distinguish between “analog” and “analogue”?
@Oldcat I know "dialog" is used to refer to conversation in American English. I'm asking whether the decision not to do so is regionally inherent somewhere.
Nov
7
asked Do any people distinguish between “analog” and “analogue”?
Nov
4
comment Exponent vs. Proponent
I've never personally heard the term exponent used as anything but the degree of a power in mathematics.
Nov
3
comment What is someone called who makes and sells sandwiches?
I agree that they're unexceptional, but they're still pretty good. Correction accepted. :)
Nov
3
comment What is someone called who makes and sells sandwiches?
"I think it's somewhat tongue-in-cheek since the sandwiches they sell are of very poor quality." I think they're pretty good myself.