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revised Active or passive voice - which to use?
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answered Active or passive voice - which to use?
May
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comment Can a sentence start with “Because”?
@EdwinAshworth - You know...its been 4 years since I wrote this, and looking freshly upon it now I think you are right. An even better example IMHO can be found at the start of both stanzas in the Beatles song "Because". Those are perfectly valid sentences in there, and no stupid grammarian is going to tell me otherwise.
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May
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comment A non-gendered word for fishermen
I don't think the "sermon" is really necessary here, and unfairly imputes motives on the questioner that are likely not there. The content of the last sentence is really all you needed for a decent answer.
May
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comment The Road Warrior
If you are primarily commenting on strategies used in other answers, shouldn't this either be a comment or a post in meta?
May
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comment Did they say “hand job” in the 1800s?
The producer went into this in an NPR interview. There was a lot of cursing in the series using modern swear words (mostly sexual in nature). If they had stayed true to the period, they would have been using blasphemous swear words instead. However, that would not have produced the impact on the modern audience that they would have at the time. So effectively the swearing was translated into modern English.
May
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comment A non-gendered word for fishermen
I have the same qualms as others here, but still upvoted with the provisio that the word is indeed only used for rod-and-reel fishing. Someone who uses net trawling in the cod fisheries of the North Atlantic is assuredly not an angler. However, within its mielu, angler is the word used. For instance, there is a pro bass fishing tour. Nearly every general resource I can find for it uses the word "fisherman", but the women's pro association is named the Lady Bass Angler Association, and the main fan site that keeps track of rankings uses "angler".
May
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comment In the phrasal verb 'put up', what is the meaning of 'up'?
+1 for the second half. I'm pretty sure its short for that.
May
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comment Why American use “I don't know” mostly
IMHO, we engineers are particularly guilty of this, as we have our brains trained to worry about edge cases.
May
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comment Generic form of “first world problems”
@choster - I'd agree with that. But this is still far closer to the right connotation than the current accepted answer. :-)
May
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answered Generic form of “first world problems”
Apr
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comment The Road Warrior
The thing about Mad Max is that it was a fairly pedestrian (sorry for the pun) entry in the genre of right-wing crime revenge, with the main distinguishing characteristic of being a bit more car-based. Road Warrior OTOH was an original post-apocalyptic morality tale, with a fairly innovative punk sense of style. More like a car-based Escape from New York.
Apr
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comment The Road Warrior
"Some movies emerge as cultural touchstones for a particular audience" - The Road Warrior certainly qualifies as that for us Gen-X'ers.
Apr
30
comment Origin of the phrase “social justice warrior”
+1 from me for having actual research and links. But seeing as its now used mostly (AFAICT) negatively, it would be nice to see some nod to that.
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