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comment Single word of “Senseless words”
Are you positive it was '-cies' and not something like 'vagaries' or 'platitudes' or something?
Nov
18
comment Should there be a comma in “You again?”?
Related and possibly of interest: english.stackexchange.com/questions/87564/…, english.stackexchange.com/questions/4590/…, english.stackexchange.com/questions/206310/hello-comma-john, english.stackexchange.com/questions/1025/…
Nov
17
comment What does “If Machiavelli were a hacker, he'd have worked for the CSSG” mean
I'm not sure what this has to do with English Language and Usage. Looks more like Politics or something.
Nov
17
comment Easy way to explain “meet” versus “to meet” versus “meeting” versus “to meeting”
I think this is a great question, and particularly suited to the ELL site. If they close it there, you can post it here again.
Nov
2
comment What's an evidential basis for discussing gender-neutrality of terms?
There's been a request to move this question to Meta. I support this idea, but I'm ambivalent enough to leave it to the community to decide. I think there is something to be said for having clearer standards or at least an agreement about how to make these kind of judgments.
Oct
28
comment Use of Comma with Clauses
@SrJoven Delay isn't necessarily transitive. If that were the case though, the sentence ought to be "Anna delayed, but it did not prevent the rise of the Borg."
Oct
20
comment What is the word for someone who doesn't appreciate their culture/heritage?
I think your terms describe the situation, but not the person, which is why others feel it does not answer the question.
Oct
9
comment What's the subject of “There is my biscuit!” ? And how about “There is one biscuit left”?
It's not plagiarism if you wrote it.
Sep
30
comment What is difference between “huge” and “massive”?
Please tell us which dictionaries you've looked at, what your thought process is in comparing the definitions of these words, and what kind of contexts you are trying to cover, so we can understand what kind of answer you are looking for.
Sep
30
comment How far out does “in-law” go?
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/83834/…
Sep
25
comment Is the plural form of “Mercedes” a disused word?
tchrist's edit was perfectly valid attempt to clarify your question. You have every ability to rollback edits to your own posts. Additionally, tchrist answered this question years ago, and only edited his answer recently to give you a better answer since you put a bounty on this question because it needed "more attention". It's inappropriate to downvote posts as a vendetta, as well you should know by now.
Sep
24
comment Is the acronym “PET” only used in some countries?
In the US, we'd refer to it as "plastic" and use the PETE number if relevant. Most people probably recognize "PETE" from the mark on the item, but probably don't know what it stands for. If they recycle, they will probably know about the mark. Where I live, we can only recycle #2 plastic at the facility, in contrast to where I used to live, where they took all kinds of PETE plastic.
Sep
17
comment Can a sentence start with verb?
@Reg Well, the answer to the title question is in the title. The body of the question asks something else entirely.
Sep
16
comment Word for someone that doesn't like to pause while talking
I'm not sure whether to take this answer seriously, which determines whether it is an answer or a comment. Surely this behavior is seen outside of ADHD? What is the word that describes this particular symptom of ADHD?
Sep
11
comment Confusing rule about subject-verb agreement
You might be interested in this question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/171703/there-is-there-are and the questions that are linked from it.
Sep
11
comment Is there an umbrella word for cancer treatment?
I agree. Oncology is too broad; it covers much more than treatment and is more likely interpreted as cancer research than treatment.
Sep
11
comment What's the word for “running with your arms outstretched as though flying”?
Yes, this was the one I was trying to think of when I saw this question. I don't know if it is the right answer, but it does seem to fit in that it is an odd usage of a relatively uncommon word.
Sep
10
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
You should feel free to join the Meta discussion about using dictionaries to answer questions.
Sep
10
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
This answer would be improved with a dictionary citation and definition.
Sep
10
comment Is there an adjective for having and spitting lots of saliva, especially in a state of wild, raging abandon?
This answer would be improved with a dictionary citation and definition.