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awarded  Yearling
Jun
29
comment Car, Bus, Airplane, Truck excluding Bicycle
genesis: Janet's answer makes sense to me! Does that work for you? Martha: thanks for correcting me on hyphens and dashes - I'll keep the distinction in mind! I've edited point #3 slightly, but I'm not sure I fully understand your problem with it. Feel free to edit the answer further if you think it's still unclear or incorrect!
Jun
29
revised Car, Bus, Airplane, Truck excluding Bicycle
Clarifying the answer based on Martha's suggestion
Jun
28
answered Car, Bus, Airplane, Truck excluding Bicycle
Dec
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awarded  Editor
Dec
3
revised Is “alien” offensive?
Updated text based on comments.
Dec
3
comment Is “alien” offensive?
Ah, cool, thanks! :)
Dec
3
comment Is “alien” offensive?
Ah, I had no idea! Do you have a reference for that?
Dec
3
answered Is “alien” offensive?
Dec
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answered Etymology of “nummy”
Dec
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answered When does an acronym lose its capitalization, e.g. RaDAR 'radar'?
Sep
16
answered Is “errored” correct usage?
Sep
15
comment Word for person who loves to share knowledge
Shinto: yeah, but it seemed so obvious to me that I felt I must have misunderstood the question, and was hoping for clarifications.
Sep
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comment Word for person who loves to share knowledge
How about "Teacher"?
Sep
14
comment What does “What are you up to?” mean?
It's just an informal way of asking "What are you doing right now". See esl.about.com/library/lessons/blphrasalbuild.htm
Aug
24
comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
Ditto Leicestershire (obvious: lie-CES-ter-SHI-er, correct: LES-ter-sher), Warwick (obvious: WAR-wick, correct: WAR-rick).
Aug
23
answered Formal way to wish good morning
Aug
18
awarded  Teacher
Aug
18
comment 'to check' versus 'to verify'
I think this might be the perfect answer: "to verify" is (according to a dictionary) "to confirm or substantiate". So you can check something (examine a property of that thing) but to verify something, you need some assumption that you are confirming or denying. kiamlaluno: If Sobachatina and I are right, you can say "verify the application output", but only if you have some expected value to compare it against.
Aug
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answered “The whole nine yards”