JLG

United States (Flyover Country)

Editor for 30 years, mostly for veterinary/medical publications

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awarded expressions
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comment What do you call a woman who is crafty, employs ingenuity in a general range of things like sewing, baking, paper crafts, etc
Google Becky Homecky. (I immediately thought of that when I read what you described.) Some may think it's a demeaning term, but there are plenty of women who embrace it. Homecky stands for Home Economics.
Sep
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comment Distributive adjectives in sentences with non-count nouns
See all of these posts: english.stackexchange.com/search?q=plural+verbs For your example, though, I would say 'Wall and roof thicknesses are always...'
Sep
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revised What is a catalog of images and their description called
Added explicit reference to the link already provided
Sep
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revised Word meaning "likely to cause controversy?"
Explicitly added reference, which was already linked
Aug
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comment Single adjective for containing a lot of text (digital)
+1 for text heavy.
Aug
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comment Should small numbers with a unit after them be spelt out or written in digits?
You may be thinking of Associated Press style, which is (usually) to spell out numbers from one to nine and use numerals after 10. However, when there is a unit of measure following the number, always use the numeral. So, in your example, 5 ms would be preferred.
Aug
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answered What is a catalog of images and their description called
Aug
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Difference between "accountability" and "responsibility"
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answered Word meaning "likely to cause controversy?"
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comment Is there an adjective beginning with "dis" and connoting non-negative meaning?
Distinctive. Disciplined.
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awarded Good Answer
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awarded Nice Answer
Aug
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comment What does "bodded ill" mean?
It may be a typo for *boded*. When I glanced at the page, I noticed other typos.
Aug
21
comment Is there a slang word for "electronic cigarettes" (e-cigarettes)?
Vape has just been added to the Oxford Dictionaries. The story about the new words was in the news the past week.
Aug
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comment Can I say, "I can answer your apprehensions."
It sounds like something a non-native English speaker might say. Erik's rewording would be better. Or you could say that you could address any misgivings they might have.
Aug
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comment Name for second mail accounts used only for unimportant websites to avoid being spammed
It can also be called a *junk email address* or a *fake email address*.
Aug
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comment What do you call those fenced grassy areas that people own in the countryside?
In the Midwest of the U.S., a corral or paddock is usually a smaller confinement area, and it doesn't necessarily contain grass. Like in this image: curiousfarmer.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/img_7478.jpg What the OP posted, we would call a pasture.
Jul
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comment Expression for a "smiling face tiger"
Related question: english.stackexchange.com/q/42404/18655
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