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comment An old car in bad condition
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decrepit_car
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answered Single word to define a person who thinks that there is always a scope for improvement
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comment Help on interpreting this sentence?
Not a great sentence. I don't like the scare quotes en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scare_quotes in what is purporting to be a scholarly framework. Take a note that the author is a bit pretentious/arrogant and move on.
Jun
27
comment What's the better preposition to use with “love” — “love for” or “love of”?
An unfond love of literature??
Jun
27
comment 'Nonprobabilistic Sampling' versus 'Nonprobability Sampling'
Nonprobability sampling: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nonprobability_sampling What a perfectly horrible term! Couldn't they just say deterministic or some such?
Jun
27
comment water content vs content of water
When it gets ugly, change format: 52% water, 14% methanol, 7% MEKP, remainder fusel oil.
Jun
27
reviewed Approve Is “I can't stop laughing” the same as “I can't help laughing”?
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Jun
25
comment A less hostile word that can replace “violation”
@FreeRadical Sure, there's a balance you're trying to strike. I'm just not certain where it is.
Jun
25
comment What is the meaning of “I am on my word”?
I am (implicit whatever the trait which is being considered) comma upon my word.
Jun
25
comment Incomprehensible vs Unintelligble
An overly noisy signal is unintelligble. A computer generated proof of the four color theorem may well be Incomprehensible.
Jun
25
comment Can I use “Best” in closing of a letter?
I've used it. But I prefer curtness.
Jun
25
answered A less hostile word that can replace “violation”
Jun
25
comment What is the meaning of “I am on my word”?
Might be: "I am, on my word" with a missing comma.
Jun
24
comment What is deliberately using complex sentences to confuse people called?
Sometimes: Fun.
Jun
24
comment What do you call call a female philosopher?
I'd call her a philosophatrix. It's probably wrong, but the word does show up on internet search: google.com/search?q=philosophatrix&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8 with approximately the definition you're looking for.
Jun
23
comment What is the opposite of “why not?”
Why not? Why so?
Jun
22
comment Idiom/expression that means “canceling” an event from your calendar?
Not much different, but I cross things off.
Jun
22
comment How to be a good English Writer?
I've forgotten most of the formal grammar I was ever taught, yet can still sling together adequate prose. Why? Because I read, write and speak the language every day, all day; except for occasional lapses into German or Latin. Practice, practice, practice. There are no shortcuts.
Jun
21
reviewed Approve How many different parts of speech can the f-word be used as?