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Nov
18
comment What is a word that means unforgettable but with a negative connotation?
Scaring, particularly for negative memories from early in life.
Mar
2
comment Derogatory term for electronic device
Contraption is better than gizmo, but contraption usually refers to complex mechanical devices and I'm not sure how well it naturally extends to electronic devices
Dec
24
comment Use of “I”, “we” and the passive voice in a scientific thesis
@RyanReich: You know that a down-vote is not a personal criticism right?
Oct
23
comment Use of “I”, “we” and the passive voice in a scientific thesis
-1; I strongly disagree. Moreover, the APA (and perhaps other) style manuals disagree. The persistence of using the passive voice to minimize the use of first person pronouns is a historical affectation that most of us have been trained from a young age to slavishly employ. However, it tends to yield awkward prose that is hard to read. If the greatest crime that must be committed is either "egotism" or "lack of clarity", I certainly choose to be egotistic.
May
15
comment What general rules govern the usage of “by” versus “through”?
egads... a spelling error out of the gate... not an auspicious start.