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Jul
3
comment What does it mean : to cut it anymore?
@TheRaven, This answer seems like a stab in the dim. Are there better citations?
Jul
2
comment “A bit” vs. “a little bit” vs. “a little”
What do you mean? Seeing that it's so specialized, I'm just wondering if there's another example besides that "hungry" example you mentioned.
Jul
1
comment Is there an expression or idiom for something convenient that happens right when you need it to?
@Smig, "Miracle"?
Jun
21
comment Would the word “tween” be considered a portmanteau or is it just a truncation?
@AndrewLeach, Isn't "a truncation of a portmanteau word" also considered a portmanteau?
Jun
15
comment “A bit” vs. “a little bit” vs. “a little”
besides that example, are there other examples for "differences in meaning due to context"?
Jun
14
comment What's the difference between Media and Press
Also see "Today we say media instead of “the press.” But it’s a mistake. The press has.."
Jun
10
comment “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein?
@JohnDibling, Also on meta: meta.english.stackexchange.com/questions/4323/…
Jun
10
comment “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein?
Also see skeptics.stackexchange.com/q/8742/4098
Jun
10
comment Can I use “therefore”, “so”, “hence” and “thus” interchangeably?
Semicolon before therefore? No one uses this.
Jun
9
comment General term for muggle-type terms?
@tchrist, Why is this thread "protected"? It doesn't even seem to have many views.
Jun
9
comment What is a concise word or phrasing for “in a context without a user”?
@FumbleFingers, You don't use Stackoverflow?
Jun
8
comment Connotation of term autodidact
Why is a "neurosurgeon who is an autodidact" bad?
Jun
4
comment Is “there're” (similar to “there's”) a correct contraction?
"research tab"? What do you mean by a "tab"?
Jun
4
comment Is “there're” (similar to “there's”) a correct contraction?
@GEdgar, Any links/citations?
May
26
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
@HaL, Your explanation in the answer is bad. Readers would think that there's a difference in spelling between the two concepts, but no, the two concepts are spelled identically.
May
26
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
Exactly.
May
26
comment When to write the word “parenthetically”
@TomAnderson, To be fair, that's the original meaning of parenthesis. The ( and ) are called brackets. They're so often used to signify parenthesis to the extent that now people even call them that.
May
25
comment “drop the penny”
[ citation needed ]
May
24
comment When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen?
@WalterTross, Hmm, reason don't much exist in language, usually it's a matter of majority wins.
May
24
comment When should I use an em-dash, an en-dash, and a hyphen?
@WalterTross, Is there even an official spelling for that? I'd thought it's a matter of opinion and writing style.