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Feb
28
comment How can I express strong emotions without using Biblical or profane language?
I understand, but I think this boils down to a list question, which is off-topic here. Questions asking for lists of something generally produce many answers that overlap. They don't invite a single, concise, definitive answer that can be accepted by the asker because many answers contain correct portions, or all answers could be considered correct. Additionally, list-type question tend to rely on opinions and often end up with a lot of non-constructive discussion attached. I hope you understand our reasoning here.
Feb
26
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
26
revised What is the difference in meaning between “pattern” and “rhythm”?
added 7 characters in body
Feb
25
revised Would this qualify as “racism” or would it be called something else?
removed the part that wasn't about English
Feb
25
comment What do you call the practice of using generic terms in favour of genericized trademarks?
@Carl That's not accurate. Even if you are not using a trademark for moneymaking purposes, you can still infringe if it dilutes the trademark or otherwise interferes with company branding efforts.
Feb
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Word for person unwilling to share information
Feb
25
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is there a feminine equivalent of “emasculate”?
Feb
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Isn't a comma necessary?
Feb
21
comment Language Gibberish
I think this question has a happy home here, but I will check with Linguistics to see if they would like it migrated.
Feb
21
comment Language Gibberish
I don't see how The Jabberwocky is gibberish. It's perfectly understandishable once you know what a rath is.
Feb
21
comment Language Gibberish
I'm so glad you posted this. It was the first thing I thought of when I read the question, the second link being the YouTube video posted by Josh Jolly.
Feb
20
comment How to use namely correct
@Fumble I used the full stop in my example to make the two separate thoughts as clear as possible, but I would be more likely to use ...arises; namely, does.... I wouldn't use a colon there at all; I don't think it would be appropriate. It's not introducing a list, but rather an addendum to a prior statement.
Feb
20
answered How to use namely correct
Feb
20
revised How to use namely correct
formatted quote
Feb
20
revised Metonym Confusion Redux
Removed bait
Feb
20
revised “This is Figure 7 on page 777” or “This is Figure 7 on the page 777”? Why not “the”?
edited tags
Feb
20
comment “This is Figure 7 on page 777” or “This is Figure 7 on the page 777”? Why not “the”?
Interesting. 'On the page numbered 8' sounds OK but weird. 'On the page 8' sounds wrong. 'On the eighth page' is almost normal. I have never thought about it before though.
Feb
19
comment Is it really rude to use the terms “the john” and “the loo” in lieu of “the restroom”?
Hopefully, you'll leave a number 2 rather than take it.
Feb
18
awarded  Notable Question