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comment Improper use of “Whenever”
@Kosmonaut: See the other answers. "Whenever I was ten years old" is a pretty typical (mis)use of the kind I am describing. To me, it clearly should be "When I was ten years old". In my experience, they don't mean "Whatever year it was that I turned ten years old", which is the case you are describing ("whenever it was that...")
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comment Improper use of “Whenever”
Yes, this is the usage that bugs me when I hear it.
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comment How do I say something “contains a lot of content” using a single word?
You could even say "information-dense" or "information-packed" to rule out the negative connotation. Even without it, I increasingly hear "dense" used in this way: Wow, that article is really dense. I'm going to have to go over it again to really understand it all.
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comment Word for the case when something was but is absent now
I don't really like "the apples are finished", it makes me wonder "What were the apples doing?"