[ExI] New Bioscience Company Raises $15 Million to Revive Woolly Mammoth
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 16 23:59:05 UTC 2021
Autofill is a good tool for dealing with cliches. When it anticipates and
autofills a cliche for me I change it to something else. bill w
On Thu, Sep 16, 2021 at 6:50 PM Anton Sherwood via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> 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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