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For some reason this question (from Oct 2010) has more recently been deleted but was still available on stackprinter.com. I had the accepted answer and was looking high and low for it to use as reference on another question.


Mar
10
comment How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
In that case, how you would pronounce "80x86" is dependent on the subject, not specifically the English language.
Mar
10
comment Mnemonic for spelling 'anonymous'?
anon - y - mou(se)
Mar
10
comment How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
Is "80x86" an arithmetic expression? ie. "80*86", or literally the characters as given? The context could alter how it is said.
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
comment Are “unestimated” and/or “non-estimated” correct English?
either "estimated" nor "not estimated" - shouldn't that be "or", not "nor"?
Feb
10
comment Too many “and”s? Is it grammatically correct?
@BillFranke: I'm curious, which search engine suggests "career" when searching for "carer"? Having tried both google.co.uk (which I wouldn't have expected the suggestion) and google.com, even when logged out in incognito mode I cannot trigger this suggestion?
Feb
10
comment Too many “and”s? Is it grammatically correct?
@DavidSchwartz: Isn't "carer" or "caregiver" dependent on the locale? In the UK, "carer" is correct. According to my (British) English Dictionary, "caregiver" is a North American term?
Feb
4
awarded  Analytical
Feb
4
awarded  Custodian
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory I am “friends” with John, then John is “x” to me
Feb
4
awarded  Informed
Dec
20
comment Verb agreement in “Where is the Messiah and his Kingdom?”
"Where is ..." sounds better to me!
Nov
29
answered What's an easy way to remember when to use “affect” or “effect”?
Oct
23
comment What to call the executor of an action?
Maybe "Controller"?
Oct
18
comment What is the abbreviation for “state”?
@Henry: Well, it could be. Abbreviations can sometimes introduce ambiguity.
Oct
18
comment What is the abbreviation for “state”?
But isn't a period required in order to indicate that it is an abbreviation? My Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations lists "st." as an accepted abbreviation for "state".
Sep
16
comment Should emoticons be regarded as punctuation marks?
@user13107: I'm curious as to why you think that statement needs justifying? Have you seen evidence to the contrary?!
Sep
16
comment Is a smiley at the end of a sentence like a period?
@alcas Which is why it's a "style choice". Personally, I don't see smileys as replacing periods - that looks odd to me! :) IMO the period should appear before the smiley (never after it, as that corrupts the smiley and is potentially wrong anyway).
Sep
16
comment Is a smiley at the end of a sentence like a period?
... or even before the smiley.
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer