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Sep
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comment English word for the comma between three digits
@Hugo, We can always use the "decide by location" approach. If there's more than one dot or comma, then obviously the last one is the decimal point and the rest the thousands separator isn't it?
Sep
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comment Are there English variations to ask people to smile other than “Say cheese!” when taking a picture of others?
@Yoichi, Isn't "daisuki" also used instead of "cheese" in Japan?
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revised How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
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Aug
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comment How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
@RegDwigнt, Because /dæʃ/ and /ˈhaɪ.fən/ is pure-greek to me. I don't assume the average user would know how to pronounce /tɛkst/ or even /huːs/. This question is not of "do I pronounce car as 'automobile' or 'korr'", but more of "according to description, is the letter A pronounced as /eɪnt/ or /ɑː/ by the average british/american—when they are telling people how to spell a word containing that letter?".
Aug
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comment How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
@Sam, If there a general preference (by majority count or style guides) on top of this "personal preference"?
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comment How is the spelling of a hyphenated word read?
@RegDwigнt, I'm trying to write out sounds without using IPA... That aside, is it common practice to pronounce a "hyphen" as DASH?
Aug
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Aug
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comment What do we call the GUI “box” which groups elements together?
@Tristanr, Edited.
Aug
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comment What term describes workers that are not “knowledge workers”?
@Kris, But non-knowledge workers are considered "general".
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comment How does one correctly use “q.v.”?
Per your comment in another answer, Why can't c.f. be used in these cases?