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Mar
29
comment What is funny in Inflammable
This brings to mind a fondly remembered passage of Strunk and White - 'Flammable. An oddity, chiefly useful in saving lives. The common word meaning "combustible" is inflammable. But some people are thrown off by the in- and think inflammable means "not combustible." For this reason, trucks carrying gasoline or explosives are now marked FLAMMABLE. Unless you are operating such a truck and hence are concerned with the safety of children and illiterates, use inflammable.'
Mar
29
comment What would you call a group of people who don't mind their own business?
Interesting! Everywhere that I looked agreed with that definition, but I played contract bridge for many years and kibitzers were common and sanctioned, but they never interrupted the game and offering of advice was very uncommon and certainly not essential to the activity. I'd say that in that subculture it at least dropped and perhaps reversed that connotation.
Mar
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Mar
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comment Is/Are “SAP Data Services” singular or plural?
I hadn't noticed singular usage, but that may only be because unlike the plural, which sounds odd to me, the singular doesn't stand out. I've edited to reflect that it can be that way rather than always is.
Mar
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revised Is/Are “SAP Data Services” singular or plural?
I wasn't aware that collective entities are sometimes singular in British English.
Feb
27
answered Was your fender “stove-in” after your car was hit by that truck?
Feb
27
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Feb
24
answered Is/Are “SAP Data Services” singular or plural?
Feb
23
answered Central Pennsylvanian English speakers: what are the limitations on the “needs washed” construction?
Feb
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Feb
19
answered Is it ok to end a sentence with a preposition?