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Apr
12
comment Why did this Brit say “took a punt”?
Appears someone misused a phrase with which he was not entirely familiar.
Apr
12
accepted Is it acceptable to omit the last period of an acronym?
Apr
12
asked Is it acceptable to omit the last period of an acronym?
Apr
12
comment AVC or A.V.C or A.V.C
I have never seen the final period (full stop) eliminated from an abbreviation... is that common?
Apr
12
comment Why are numbers sometimes spelled out and then numerals specified as well?
I always thought it was so that you couldn't insist you didn't understand when taking someone to court...
Apr
11
revised Are “like” and “such as” completely synonymous?
improved formatting
Apr
11
suggested approved edit on Are “like” and “such as” completely synonymous?
Apr
11
answered Does “you're” also qualify as a valid contraction for “you were”?
Apr
11
comment Is there a shorter alternative for “Enjoy your meal”?
@Alenanno Understood. I only went to school there with South and Central Americans and had little to no interaction with Spaniards.
Apr
11
comment Is there a shorter alternative for “Enjoy your meal”?
In Spanish, they say provecho. When I lived in Argentina, many people asked me for the English equivalent. Not able to think of one, I taught them to say, "choke and die," when someone began their meal.
Apr
10
comment How to say that something that was inappropriate for some particular purpose now works?
I'm sorry, that doesn't really make sense. What is your question?
Apr
10
answered What is correct in this case, “probable” or “probably”?
Apr
9
comment Will some parents be offended when being asked, “Is it male or female?”
Excellent question. For fear of offending, I often wait to hear whether the person in question is referred to as "he/him/his" or "she/her". But if I really needed to ask, I would probably say something like, "I apologize, I'm unfamiliar with that name. Is XXXXX a man or a woman?"
Apr
9
answered Will some parents be offended when being asked, “Is it male or female?”
Apr
9
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Apr
9
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Apr
9
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Apr
9
answered What's the difference between “lingo” and “jargon”?
Apr
9
suggested rejected edit on When should I use “your”, and when “you're”?
Apr
9
answered When should I use “your”, and when “you're”?