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Apr
8
revised Is it okay to ignore putting periods between initials?
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Apr
8
comment Is it okay to ignore putting periods between initials?
Well, the fact that her name is written with dots in the title of the article is informative. But, once again - especially in writing and show business - you don't need to feel bound by "rules" for your name.
Apr
8
answered Is it okay to ignore putting periods between initials?
Mar
17
comment Real word for “equippable”
AIUI, "Wieldable" is limited specifically to weapons (or maybe hand items like tools, magic wands, etc), whereas "equippable" also works for armor and accessories.
Mar
9
comment Is the phrase “Icy slush” redundant?
Is the slush itself icy, or is it on top of a persistent layer of ice?
Mar
6
comment Is “naturally flavored with other natural flavors” redundant?
So, tl;dr it says this because some of the natural flavors in it aren't made from real oranges. Do the appearance of lemons and limes on the label not mean 7-up has a "characterizing flavor" of lemon and lime?
Feb
27
comment I've said it once, I've said it twice, I've said it a thousand times: English doesn't make sense
Or, for that matter, why we have "eleven" and "twelve" instead of a hypothetical "oneteen, twoteen" (I assume derived from some old english equivalent of "X and ten")
Feb
25
comment What do you call a cylinder with a hole down the center?
"washer" is used in mathematical contexts for integration of certain types of functions.
Feb
9
comment Are “streak” and “ambush” really the collective nouns for tigers?
Isn't it a flock of sheep?
Jan
26
comment Are there rules to determine whether a musician's title will end with “-er” or “-ist”?
@Kris - the engineer drives the train. The guy who runs the engine is called a fireman. Just language being illogical.
Jan
26
comment Are there rules to determine whether a musician's title will end with “-er” or “-ist”?
@RoaringFish and a fiddler would be a violinist. The divide is so sharply defined that some people believe they are different instruments.
Mar
26
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
3
comment Should I use “got” or “gotten” in the following sentence?
I can think of an improvement: mention that "got" alone (without "have") is the ordinary past tense of "get", in the same way as the difference between "ate" and "have eaten". "Have got" is an anomaly.
Sep
19
comment What do you call hypothetical inhabitants living on the Moon?
Earth would not appear to orbit - it would have phases, but remain stationary in the sky.
Sep
16
awarded  Scholar
Sep
16
accepted Is there a word for a bright spot in the shadow of a lens or lens-like object?
Sep
15
comment Is there a word for a bright spot in the shadow of a lens or lens-like object?
I don't think this definition applies for cases where it is an only slightly brighter spot on a shadow cast onto an object that is not actually in the focal plane.
Sep
15
asked Is there a word for a bright spot in the shadow of a lens or lens-like object?
Aug
25
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Aug
20
comment Word for a police man getting money from someone forcefully
@TrevorD en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_(law) it's a legal term in the US.