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Aug
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comment Plurals of “infimum” and “supremum”
@Peter: make this an answer so I can accept it :). ngrams is a great tool that I hadn't thought of using.
Aug
28
comment Plurals of “infimum” and “supremum”
Also, the asymmetry between the two seems implausible.
Aug
28
comment Plurals of “infimum” and “supremum”
Okay, but how do you know Wiktionary is correct here? It doesn't appear to cite any sources.
Jun
7
comment What would you call a person who doesn't want to learn anything new?
Isn't it spelled closed-minded?
Jun
4
comment Is there a shorter alternative for “Enjoy your meal”?
The Mexican Spanish version is apparently "buen provecho".
Jun
4
comment English “whole” and Greek “holos”
+1 for the great answer. I wish I could also give you another +1 for the link to etymonline.com !
Jun
2
comment Using a comma before “but”
For the record: "For years I have followed her advice, but sometimes..." would have been completely correct.
Jun
2
comment “At various occasions” versus “on various occasions”
@snumpy: Ah, good catch! I've edited to (hopefully) make this more clear.
Jun
2
comment Is it acceptable to nest parentheses?
When I need a smiley right before a closing parenthesis, I reverse it (like this (: )
Jun
2
comment “At various occasions” versus “on various occasions”
@Rhodin: I think you believed I was proposing that as an alternative to "on occasion", where it was really for "on various occasions". I've edited my post to make it more clear.
Jun
2
comment “a” or “an” in this situation?
@Johaness: Right! :)
Jun
2
comment “At various occasions” versus “on various occasions”
@njd: "on" and "at" aren't as simple as you make them sound. Compare "at 5 o'clock" and "on the bed".
Jun
2
comment “At various occasions” versus “on various occasions”
What does this have to do with "occasion" ?
Jun
2
comment “Champing on the bit”
"typo", in 1581?
Jun
2
comment How bad is the f-word, really?
I don't necessarily agree that you can swear if someone else has done so first. If that person is (or believes themselves to be) your social or professional superior, he or she may think it's okay to use whatever language he or she likes around you, but may not appreciate you doing the same. (Unfair but true.)
Jun
2
comment What is a word that describes a person who has difficulty speaking with girls?
Great. I created an account here just so I could upvote this.