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Mar
3
comment Is “iff” considered a real word or just an abbreviation?
@Richard, Well, maths uses logic, and programming uses logic, so it's a logic term.
Mar
3
comment Is “iff” considered a real word or just an abbreviation?
@AndrewLeach, Link chambersharrap.co.uk/chambers/features/chref/chref.py/… 404.
Mar
2
answered What is the correct abbreviation for the word “numbers”?
Mar
2
comment What is the correct abbreviation for the word “numbers”?
I use nof, which means "number of". Instead of nm_eggs_in_basket, nof_eggs_in_basket.
Mar
2
comment 'Each' with plural or singular verb
@kiamlaluno, Which is grammatical: 1) "The robots each have their own personality." or 2) "The robots each have its own personality."
Mar
2
comment what is the short form for 'little' ? Is it li'l or lil'?
@HotLicks, Re "since Lil is a very popular name any Ngram results for that variant must be ignored", is there a way to search by a particular meaning of the homograph?
Mar
2
revised Which one is correct: “1yr” or “1yr.” or “1 yr”?
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Mar
2
comment Which one is correct: “1yr” or “1yr.” or “1 yr”?
@Charles, Seriously? Citation needed.
Mar
2
comment What's the difference between “e.g.” and “ex.”?
Citation needed for "may be used to refer to a cited example..."
Mar
2
comment What's the difference between “e.g.” and “ex.”?
"incorrect"? Per who?
Feb
29
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
27
comment Why “hoist” in “Hoist with one's own petard”?
@AndrewLeach, Any links to the citation?
Feb
26
comment Can “unto” be used instead of “onto” in American English?
@FumbleFingers, What about "woe onto me" vs "woe unto me"?
Feb
26
comment Can “unto” be used instead of “onto” in American English?
@PeterShor, That is so according to one analysis.
Feb
24
comment “State” vs “country” as “nation”
Dictionaries and their circular definitions...
Feb
21
awarded  Famous Question
Feb
20
revised Word for “running commentary while watching films or TV shows”?
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Feb
16
comment “Oh, for Pete's sake!”
Btw how did you come across this?
Feb
16
revised “Oh, for Pete's sake!”
confusing
Feb
16
comment Is there a word to describe someone who does nice things for others, only to make themselves look or feel good?
@Ejaz, Not heard of "Psychological egoism"? "Psychological egoism is the view that humans are always motivated by self-interest, even in what seem to be acts of altruism. It claims that, when people choose to help others, they do so ultimately because of the personal benefits that they themselves expect to obtain, directly or indirectly, from doing so." ......