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Nov
22
comment Which is correct: “Filename”, “File Name” or “FileName”?
In the parallel construction example, wouldn't you more correctly say the file's name and size?
Apr
24
comment Is the expression “may or may not” semantically void?
I think it's an acceptable usage precisely because the speaker is intentionally being humorous. :)
Mar
16
comment What is the correct way to write the interjection “ha ha?”
@John Lawler: I don't want to be like my friends. I just wanted a justification for using the spelling I preferred. :)
Mar
16
comment Is the expression “may or may not” semantically void?
I like this clarification. I guess I too frequently look for this overlap when none may exist. :)
Oct
17
comment Is there a word like “sides” that means “top or bottom”?
Seems inconsistent to use "side padding" and "top and bottom padding." I settled on "vertical padding" and "horizontal padding."
Sep
28
comment Is there a word like “sides” that means “top or bottom”?
This is pretty much what I was looking for. Not sure why it didn't dawn on me. To be consistent, I'll use "vertical padding" and "horizontal padding".
Sep
28
comment Is there a word like “sides” that means “top or bottom”?
@Fr0zenFyr: Actually I'm working on iOS, but I get your point. :)
Sep
21
comment Plural name apostrophe position
Why would you assume that James is an exception to the rule you mentioned? How would James be any different than, say, Jones? It seems very arbitrary. :-\
Sep
20
comment How to handle a name that includes an exclamation point (or other punctuation)?
To be fair, ! is not a valid domain name character, so it's impossible for Yahoo! to use it, though I'm sure they would if they could.
Sep
20
comment How to handle a name that includes an exclamation point (or other punctuation)?
Not to be rude, but what does this have anything to do with a valid answer?
Sep
19
comment What is the correct way to punctuate sentences that end with proper nouns who also contain punctuation?
For whatever reason, those questions didn't turn up in my search. :-\ Sorry about that.
May
25
comment Should “vice versa” be treated as an independent clause?
I try to be consistent about how and when I use punctuation. I would consider your first example to be "wrong," but I'm not a grammarian.
Apr
27
comment Is there a word that describes a person who constantly underestimates situations?
Hm. I don't know if that necessarily indicates underestimation. For example, an optimist might actually overestimate how trustworthy people are. What do you think?
Apr
27
comment AM/PM vs a.m./p.m. vs am/pm
I like this as a reasonable explanation. I hadn't thought of the Latin origin, but that does make more sense now. Thanks.
Apr
27
comment AM/PM vs a.m./p.m. vs am/pm
Ah sorry. I did search before posting, but I didn't notice that question.
Apr
4
comment Why can positive statements end with a negative question and vice versa?
In the absence of any other answers that really stood out, I'm choosing this as the best answer. Even if it mostly applies to the legal field, it seems to exactly encapsulate what I was asking about.
Mar
31
comment Why can positive statements end with a negative question and vice versa?
Even if "leading question" is formally defined as a legal term, is there a reason why it can't be used more generally?
Mar
31
comment Why can positive statements end with a negative question and vice versa?
Is there a name for this sort of rhetorical device? Or is it too broad to generalize?
Mar
30
comment Why is it “The King's Speech” but “Le Discours d'un Roi”?
I still don't believe this question is relevant. It's totally a subjective discussion that only the producer of the movie could settle. "King's Speech," "The Speech of a King," "A King's Speech," and "The King's Speech," for example, all sound just fine to me.
Mar
29
comment What is it called when a single word is offset by commas?
Would it be inappropriate at all to use this construct in more formal writing?