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Feb
11
comment “Center” or “centre” in sports vocabulary?
Apparently a spell checker doesn't mind "vary well" either...
Feb
24
comment Why do we “scotch” a rumour?
@KitFox, I'm no expert, but I was told that it was called Scotch tape because it was inexpensive and Scots were stereotypically considered cheap...
Feb
17
comment You quench your thirst. What do you do with your hunger?
Note that your answer refers to the delay/postponing of hunger rather than the satisfying of it. (I did not vote you down but thought you might want to know why someone else had)
Feb
7
comment Different pronunciations of “she's” depending on the meaning
she's with an [i] (as in pit) sounds like something that hits the fan...
Oct
6
comment Improper use of “Whenever”
I live in Georgia and can't ever remember ever having heard whenever misused in this way.
Sep
27
comment “True” is to “false” as “truth” is to… what?
@drɱ65 It'd be nice, but there's another requirement for the badge that the answer must have the highest score.
Jun
24
comment Is using “fruits” as the plural of “fruit” acceptable?
fruits can be used to describe different variaties of fruit, ie. fruits and vegetables
Jun
24
comment Meaning of “my fool of a sister can't get at you”
you might want to edit that into your answer so that it answers all of the question.
Jun
18
comment Can a negative be used to express a positive, such as “mangoes are sweet and so aren't papayas.”
+1 simply for quoting Adams
Jun
17
comment Superlatives with “the”
I'm curious about elative. My spellcheck doesn't like it, and Wikipedia only shows entries for non-English languages. Would you care to share a source?
Jun
17
comment How rude is “to eat like a pig”?
counterpoint: Your wife eats like a pig, would be considered extremely rude, though she be absent from the room.
Jun
16
comment Can I start a sentence with “i.e.”?
I'd just suggest writing How do we handle the case when the list is empty (i.e. the filter matched no entries)?
Jun
16
comment What is the correct way to use “neither” and “nor” in a sentence together?
I can find the tool neither in the kitchen nor in the bathroom or I cannot find the tool in either the kitchen or the bathroom
Jun
15
comment Get a life | You have no life
@Andrey, the phrase is most often used in response to a comment or situation that suggests the person has no social life.
Jun
14
comment Should anti- and counterclockwise be hyphenated?
antiabortion, antialiasing, antiaircraft, antibodies, antilock, Antichrist, antithesis, antisocial, antiterrorist, antitoxin (to name a few)
Jun
14
comment Should anti- and counterclockwise be hyphenated?
sorry to break it to you, but dashes break nGrams. Any hyphenated word will give you 0 results
Jun
13
comment Explain the choice of the verb “dip” in “dip your lights”
@Joe... Finally, I would like to encourage you to be a little less scathing of fellow-users in your answers/comments.
Jun
13
comment Explain the choice of the verb “dip” in “dip your lights”
@Joe You may want to note that on many vehicles, when the "high beams" are lit, they are lit in addition to the "low beams," thus earning them the commonly used title (in the US) of brights (as opposed to dims, which would indicate that only a single filament is lit). A simple Google search should show its prominent use. Furthermore, I question your assertion that the ability to drive and a technical comprehension of illumination technology are directly related.
Jun
13
comment Where is the root morpheme in Modern English ambassador, embassy?
You've asked 6 questions and gotten (fairly good) answers for most/all of them. Might I encourage you to mark some as accepted?
Jun
13
comment Is this dash correct?
I would suggest just replacing the dash with a comma. Oh, and I think you mean a mobile version that allows rather than a mobile version which allows.