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comment Can I use “scheme” when referring to electronic drawings?
In general, "scheme" means "plan", but not "plan" in the sense of a "blueprint."
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comment “The machine” when referring to vending machine as source of candy
Since "the machine" can be used for all kinds of things, it's the context that tells Jerry what Kramer is talking about. It would make no sense to consider "the machine" to be "the political machine", "the music business machine", "the education system machine", or any of hundreds of other types of machines that have no business dispensing Junior Mints. Also, we know that Jerry only asked with a passing interest and probably didn't really care where Kramer got the candy.
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comment On the use of “technique” as a mass noun
You hear it all the time when watching the Olympics. The talking heads often describe a gymnast as, "She has great technique."
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comment Should the phrase “Man up” be considered offensive?
Apparently the synonymous phrase "Grow a pair!" is still acceptable.