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Jun
6
reviewed Close Ordinal numbers as adverbs
May
24
comment Shoot and intentionally miss
@Peteris Warning shots are generally still quite near the target, to make sure that the target is aware of the warning and your ability to shoot on target. This usage seems fine for the context.
May
15
comment What measures the Byte unit?
Storage is OK for measuring bandwidth, because you can think of it as “storage transferred per unit of time.” But other words like capacity or information might be an even better fit for that context. Perhaps just suggest both storage and capacity?
May
15
comment What measures the Byte unit?
I would have gone with storage as it applies well to short-term storage like RAM and long-term storage like disk or flash, although capacity is perhaps a better term when it comes to things like throughput and bandwidth. +1
May
10
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May
10
comment What do CI, CIM, CID, CIB mean?
@JanusBahsJacquet Thanks! I've added that information to the answer.
May
10
revised What do CI, CIM, CID, CIB mean?
Incorporated feedback from comments.
May
8
comment “School Students” — what, like there's any other kind of student?
@Marthaª Because it pithily answers the part of your question that is in bold type.
May
8
comment Word for someone who has never experienced hardship
+1 for “delicate flower” (but note that it is very often used sarcastically). I would also add sheltered to your list of adjectives.
May
7
comment Derogatory term for a rookie soldier
@Cyberherbalist This appears to answer the question as well as the top-voted suggestion gomer does.
May
3
comment When did we stop translating proper names?
@user71815 Pinyin is currently the official transliteration used by mainland China, but the Qing dynasty officially endorsed the postal map romanization, where Beijing is spelled Peking. Some portions of China still prefer the latter, and historically the people of Beijing/Peking endorsed it too.
May
3
comment What's the status of voiceless “t” in AmE?
There's also often a slight difference in vowel quality (raising) between writer and rider. My native dialect has it, and I think Prof. Lawler's might too.
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
By the way, with ngrams you can specify parts of speech for a word, e.g. “one die_NOUN” to distinguish from the use of die as a verb. I’m not sure how reliable their part of speech classifier is, though.
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
Thanks for the clarification, David. Please note that we more often use slang to refer to novel vocabulary, whereas questionable variants of established words are more often called something like colloquial or informal or regional, depending on how they're used. For example, “23 skidoo” is slang, “ain't” is colloquial.
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
Additional information like this should probably be edited into the question rather than posted as an answer.
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
Could you please be more explicit about what this answer is supposed to mean? I can guess that you're offering evidence that die is the common singular of dice, but it'd be better if you simply wrote that.
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
I've played games with rules to “roll a dice,” and I simply found them confusing!
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
@DavidMulder There’s more than one “Oxford” dictionary just as there’s more than one “Webster” dictionary, and they’re not all equally helpful, respected, or authoritative. Please edit your question to indicate whether you mean the Oxford English Dictionary, the Oxford Dictionaries Online, or something different.
Apr
29
comment “I will make me a …” or “I will make myself a …”
@FumbleFingers It's not clear to me how this is a duplicate of that question, which is more about a specific instance where it's OK to use “me” in a reflexive context, and I don't think that applies here.
Apr
27
comment What is the word for something that is non-divisible?
I've seen atomic used both for operations and for storage. Both of your answers are excellent. +1