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I studied philosophy and cognitive science in school, but make a living as a coder now.


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awarded  Notable Question
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Jun
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comment Does the word “units” have a valid abbreviation?
I think in most contexts -- including the example I used -- this would be implicit; we already know we're measuring water, but we want to know whether the measurement is in teaspoons/buckets/whatever. Unless you're just being asked what your favorite unit of measurement is, or something. (Mine is the Smoot)
Jun
22
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Jun
22
accepted Does the word “units” have a valid abbreviation?
Jun
21
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Jun
21
awarded  Critic
Jun
21
comment Does the word “units” have a valid abbreviation?
Updated to clarify that I wasn't specifically asking about a medical context. Am I correct in reading this answer as saying that U/M or UOM could be accurate abbreviations for my definition of the word Units?
Jun
21
comment Does the word “units” have a valid abbreviation?
IU has a specific meaning (a subset of all possible units). But well noted that the abbreviation U may be ambiguously interpreted as a synonym for IU.
Jun
21
revised Does the word “units” have a valid abbreviation?
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Jun
21
revised Does the word “units” have a valid abbreviation?
clarification
Jun
20
awarded  Student
Jun
20
asked Does the word “units” have a valid abbreviation?
May
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
16
comment Is “Yankee” derogatory?
You will sometimes see bumper stickers around Boston that say "I have two favorite [baseball] teams: the Red Sox and whoever beats the Yankees"
Dec
19
comment Difference between “empathetic” and “empathic”
As per bye's answer, an empath is also a person in a fantasy/science fiction novel who has some psychic ability to read another person's mind or feelings. This may be a desirable or an undesirable association.
May
18
revised Overusing “and” and how to fix it
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May
18
awarded  Editor
May
18
comment Overusing “and” and how to fix it
...yes, you're right on the comma splice. And hey -- English is a wishy-washy language!
May
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