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devout pedant, grammar- and spelling nazi:-)


Mar
27
reviewed Approve Where to use “by” and where to use “through”
Mar
27
reviewed Approve Is “women men girls love meet die” a valid sentence?
Mar
11
reviewed Reject Is there a word for someone with the same name?
Mar
11
reviewed Reject adjective-position tag wiki excerpt
Feb
17
comment Of Yuppies and Yippies and Hippies
You aren't adding an ending from another word. See my earlier comment.
Feb
17
comment Of Yuppies and Yippies and Hippies
Little Eva - the meaning of portmanteau was not the problem. It is just obviously not a portmanteau.
Feb
17
comment Of Yuppies and Yippies and Hippies
portmanteau how, exactly? It's not combining the latter half, it is simply adding an "ee" sound to allow the word to sound like a real word; a Yup wouldn't be an easy word
Jan
20
comment Illegal Comma to Enhance Clarity
So, what we have found so far is that people outside the security industry definitely don't understand the meaning, insisting on removing the comma to lead to the opposite of what you intend. Which leads me to believe even more strongly that the comma is required - to force the mental effort required to parse it correctly. Leave it @AviD - I have quoted it to audiences and it works here in the UK.
Jan
19
reviewed Close The Copyeditor's Handbook says this is not a suspended compound
Jan
19
reviewed Close Meaning of “See more of”
Jan
19
reviewed Close Concisest synonym for 'to be without'?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Do nonrestrictive appositives always require commas?
Jan
19
reviewed Close Dependent clause tense inheritance
Jan
19
reviewed No Action Needed Word similar to “distraction” but with jokey connotation
Jan
19
reviewed Approve “To include” vs. “including”
Jan
19
awarded  Yearling
Dec
24
reviewed Close Is there a name for a pair of words or phrase that can have a double meaning?
Dec
24
reviewed Close What do you call someone who obsessively thinks they are sick?
Dec
24
reviewed Leave Open Word to describe ideology of unfettered belief in rational self-interest
Dec
24
reviewed Close contract/contractor/contracting