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Apr
10
comment Plural of “lemma”?
@TheMathemagician The downvote is automatically given for a general reference closure (I believe). Also, the question shows no research effort.
Apr
4
comment In the context of cooking, what is the difference between “flipper” and “spatula”?
Spatula City
Apr
4
comment In the context of cooking, what is the difference between “flipper” and “spatula”?
Same here (New England), we call a pancake turner a spatula. I'd never heard flipper, but I'd know what it meant. We usually use scraper or rubber spatula to describe the other thing, and frosting knife to describe the watch back opener.
Apr
3
comment Examples of using “dead” to mean directly
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about creating a list of examples, which is off-topic on this site.
Mar
31
comment What is the correct sentence? Please, help!
Why do you think you couldn't say that?
Mar
28
comment Proper typesetting guide
The mods there agreed, so I'm migrating it.
Mar
28
comment Can the verb “tend” be followed by a bare infinitive (“tend be” v.s. “tend to be”)?
This is useful information, but I'd be happier if it were incorporated into badroit's answer since this should really be a comment.
Mar
26
comment What is the origin of hyphenated or double-barreled surnames?
Please let me know if this bounces back and I don't notice it. I will ask on the other sites to see if we can find it a happy home.
Mar
26
comment Etymology of the name “Stimpson”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a surname and not the English language.
Mar
26
comment What is the origin of surnames based on color?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about surname conventions and not the English language.
Mar
26
comment What's the similar word for Answer Sheet?
Rather than adding filler, you should provide a more substantial answer, such as by explaining why your choice would fit the context.
Mar
20
comment Is there a word to describe female between 'girl' and 'woman'?
Girl can be used loosely only with great care. Most women find it offensive to be referred to as 'girl'.
Mar
20
comment Which is correct sentence? Use of verb with would
I agree with @phenry that you will find some useful information in the marked duplicate. I think John Lawler's comment there is particularly interesting.
Mar
20
comment What is a word that means “a person or thing which is small yet capable of defeating big giants”?
Rather than being cutesy, try explaining why your word fits the context that is given.
Mar
18
comment Which is more correct: gender or sex?
Discussing a specific argument is appropriate in a chat room. This shouldn't be posted as a question unless it is broadly helpful. This question doesn't add anything the other question hasn't already addressed, and "more correct" is bogus. You might as well ask whether man or male is more correct. They are two different things, and "correctness" (I assume you mean acceptability of use) depends on context. The differences in context are addressed in the other question as well.
Mar
18
comment Which is more correct: gender or sex?
How does that other question not answer this one? Noting that it exists doesn't make this one not a duplicate.
Mar
18
comment How do you politely ask for someone's gender?
@Robusto What's a peplum?
Mar
18
comment Why do we say “Present Arms” instead of “Present Your Arms”?
I removed the community wiki.
Mar
17
comment What does “the need of the hour” mean?
What is RPSC?
Mar
17
comment What does “thanks for sharing” mean?
Thanks for sharing.