Feanor

Krakow, Poland

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comment Avoiding stuffy language: "Therefore", "Thus"
I fully agree with @aes. While it is true that in a sequence of statements, each follows from something, it is not at all clear that it should follow from the previous statement. Maybe it is a general fact of life, or maybe it is mentioned half a page earlier. In scientific writing, it is (imho) best to make it as easy as possible to figure out why each statement is true, and omitting "thus" actually makes it more difficult.
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comment Is there a word that describes a statement whose negative is senseless or would otherwise never be used?
As a mathematician (hence, a person who deals with axioms a lot) I would find it quite counter-intuitive to call such phrases axioms. Axioms are usually meant to give foundations for some further argument. It makes sense to open with the axiom "I like to spend time with my friends" and continue with "I don't like to spend time with John. Therefore, John is not my friend". It makes less sense to continue with a list of other things that you like.
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comment Is there any reason not to keep fruits inside nalewka for too long?
@RichardtenBrink: Thanks! I think roughly the same about the time mentioned in the recipes. My main concern is if the seeds release anything bad over time. (Apparently, some seeds contain prussic acid, and - less importantly - are bitter in taste).
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