[ExI] New Bioscience Company Raises $15 Million to Revive Woolly Mammoth

Anton Sherwood bronto at pobox.com
Thu Sep 16 23:47:10 UTC 2021

On 2021-9-16 07:51, BillK via extropy-chat wrote:
>>From Merriam-Webster -------
> Even if you despise comprised of and have made it your life's work to
> expunge it from the writing of others, chances are very good that you
> never approached the level of dedication exhibited by the Wikipedia
> editor who, over a period of years, deleted tens of thousands of uses
> of comprised of from that website (in addition to writing a 5,000 word
> explanatory article).


I am sometimes tempted to go on similar Wiki-jihad against "the fact 
that", due to the fact that a sentence comprising this phrase can 
usually be made shorter and clearer; "refer to", when it replaces "be" 
or "describe"; and "in terms of", which (outside a hard science context) 
seems to mean the writer can't be bothered in terms of finding a more 
specific preposition in terms of the intended meaning.

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