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May
18
comment “Maths” for “Mathematics”; where does the S come from?
the speaker, not the talker =P
Sep
20
comment “What they are is x” — is singular “is” correct, and why?
Concerning your update: Yes, you certainly zeroed in on that. Appropriate that you picked fish in your example, because apparently the is/are issue was a red herring distracting me from the real problems.
Sep
20
awarded  Scholar
Sep
20
awarded  Yearling
Sep
20
accepted “What they are is x” — is singular “is” correct, and why?
Sep
20
comment “What they are is x” — is singular “is” correct, and why?
sorry for the slow response all, im not too frequent here but this just jumped out at me and i had to ask. i appreciate all the thoughts!
Aug
31
awarded  Student
Aug
31
revised “What they are is x” — is singular “is” correct, and why?
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Aug
31
asked “What they are is x” — is singular “is” correct, and why?
Nov
10
comment Contemporary native English words with diacritics
@Jason - In addition to the New Yorker, Neal Stephenson uses these umlauts/diacritics/trema (perhaps we could have a similarly lengthy discussion on which term!) in his novels, notably the Baroque Cycle. Is this used to sculpt the prose's feel towards the plots era (late 1600's, early 1700's) or is he taking a stand similar to the New Yorker?
May
18
comment What is a suitable word to describe a place where two rivers meet?
@Ed Guinness - I was once at a job where we used that for the workgroup's Wiki. In light of this geographical meaning i think its a pretty good name. A point where all team members can cooperate/share/merge/etc
May
8
awarded  Critic
May
3
answered How to ask a question to confirm a negative situation?
Apr
16
comment What is the origin and use of “remember me to her/him”?
Scarborough Fair: "Remember me to one who lives there, / She once was a true love of mine."
Apr
15
awarded  Editor
Apr
15
revised What is the difference between “begin” and “start”?
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Apr
15
answered What is the difference between “begin” and “start”?
Apr
3
comment What is a feminine version of 'guys'?
its a play, i was screwin around
Apr
2
answered What is a feminine version of 'guys'?
Mar
23
awarded  Teacher