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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
10
comment What is the opposite of “meta”?
What about "unmeta"? If x is "metadata", then unmeta-x will give you "data"
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
asked “unorthodox” vs “heterodox”
Jul
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revised Differences between e.g., viz. and i.e.
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comment Differences between e.g., viz. and i.e.
@Lynn, Just to clarify, I'm not comparing e.g. here, I'm comparing i.e. with viz. Look at the sentence "he likes some fruits, viz, apples and oranges". The viz part is restating/clarifying the previous part "some fruits". In this case, wouldn't i.e. be more appropriate?
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comment Is it correct to use “punctuation outside of the quotations”, or “inside?”
@MichaelKjörling, Yes, so it has nothing to do with being logical/illogical; it's simply clearer and less ambiguous.
Jul
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revised Meaning of 'cf.'
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comment Correct usage of “viz.”?
@Jim, But "specifically" cannot replace all cases. So it's not really a good comparison imo.
Jul
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comment Differences between e.g., viz. and i.e.
@mplungjan, So how does scilicet fit in? Is it identical to viz.?
Jul
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comment Differences between e.g., viz. and i.e.
Also see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viz.
Jul
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comment Differences between e.g., viz. and i.e.
@Lynn, In your answer, you haven't stated what exactly is the difference between i.e. and viz. What's the difference between "he likes some fruits, viz, apples and oranges" and "he likes some fruits, i.e., apples and oranges"?
Jul
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comment Correct usage of “viz.”?
@FumbleFingers, Agree with the first point. However, for the second point, how would you concisely convey the info that his family only includes his parents and two sisters?
Jul
8
comment What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
@Hellion, But no matter how you use it, "savant" has an infixed connotation of "mental disability".
Jul
8
awarded  Excavator
Jul
8
comment What does “Barack Obama, circa 2008, may have just clinched the Republican nomination for President in 2012” mean?
@mgb, But why is circa used here? It is in fact of 2008 and not around 2008 isn't it?
Jul
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revised “circa” vs “around”
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Jul
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comment “circa” vs “around”
@JohnLawler, Wow I didn't know we have a noun form for cromulent.
Jul
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comment How popular is the word “cromulent”? If I use this word in conversation with native speakers, doesn’t it look out of place?
@YoichiOishi, trivia: Is "reject to accept" correct usage as an alternative to "refuse to accept"?