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comment What's the difference between “colloquium”, “seminar”, and possibly other such words?
@jeffE thanks, had my wires (and defns) crossed
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revised What's the difference between “colloquium”, “seminar”, and possibly other such words?
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comment What is the primary meaning of 'knocked up'
Really? - I knocked up a bookcase once. I hope nobody finds out..
Jul
20
comment What is the difference between a 'rocket' and a 'missile'
@Ws2 - yes and is still used in police/news reports. "Youths hurled missiles at police" doesn't mean that they were tossing Tridents like cabers.
Jul
20
comment “I like cat” type of sentences
Tastes like chicken ?
Jul
14
comment What does “Barack Obama, circa 2008, may have just clinched the Republican nomination for President in 2012” mean?
@Pacerier yes it is the wrong use of circa. I think the author thought that it meant historically since it is mostly used in history books.
Jun
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Jun
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Jun
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revised “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
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revised “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
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Jun
26
answered “Soccer mom”: why soccer?
Jun
24
comment “When I was in college…” Do you really mean college? Or university?
Harvard College might disagree with assumption that a college is a lesser body
Jun
14
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Jun
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Jun
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answered Why isn't the letter 'W' used to describe co-ordinates?
Jun
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comment Are the terms “welsh” or “welch” (as in reneging on a bet) derogatory toward the Welsh people?
@PrestonFitzgerald, Irish Joke in BE == Polish Joke in AE.
May
14
comment Criteria used to determine if a “Chinese inch” is an “inch”?
Some people might assume "chinese inch" is a derogatory term for a smaller/lower quality inch. In the same way as a hammer is a Birmingham Screwdriver
May
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comment Should I use the word “degree” or the symbol ° for expressing angles in a scientific text?
"Do it this way" has advantages for technical writing that needs to be clear and unambiguous for foreign readers and might need to be read in 100years time
May
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