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Topic: Is my font correctly displaying Hindi?
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:46:00 PM
This is called typographic ligature and it is the font designers choice where to make the letters join.

Although while writing one would normally start the symbol from the letter स (so I'd say the second version is more correct, but for computers they're both the same)
Topic: A note from Admin about the new site design
Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:29:37 PM
Ah! I was looking at tfd yesterday and thinking "I've been using this site for years and it still looks just like they way it was when I started using it. See this feed-a-hungry-child ad. It is still there. See this printer-friendly-page. It is still there.

I come back to tfd today and voila!
Topic: to designate genes
Posted: Saturday, October 19, 2013 2:36:39 PM
Checkout the term "locus" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Locus_%28genetics%29
(It's like door number & street number. You can tell "Mayor's house" even if you don't know where the Mayor resides)
Topic: difference
Posted: Friday, April 1, 2011 8:26:33 AM
Toddey65 wrote:
I think both of those are interchangeable,
anybody and anyone...
somebody and someone...
I have never really thought about any differences.

I second that.
Someone told me that somebody was fooled today.
Somebody told me that someone was fooled today.
Topic: Are these sentences natural? March 31
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:24:28 PM
look-over
n. a swift cursory examination or inspection; as, I gave the car a quick look-over.

vb check up
(intr, adverb; sometimes foll by on) to investigate or make an inquiry into (a person's character, evidence, etc.), esp when suspicions have been aroused

checkup [ˈtʃɛkˌʌp]
n. an examination to see if something is in order
Topic: 'honorificabilitudinitatibus'
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:19:28 PM
It means Shakespeare was a crazy man with honour.
Topic: Am i using the word PROVIDE in the right place
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:17:32 PM
thar wrote:

Even though you say 'kindly' you are still giving an order 'provide me!'. Unless you are writing this to a junior, it sounds very imperious!

That's an eye-opener for me
Topic: CODE BREAKER
Posted: Thursday, March 31, 2011 12:15:38 PM
Oh my God! I solved the code. It's a matter of national security, so can't disclose anything about it to you.
Topic: There are an infinite number
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:12:45 AM
I think this is similar to the question whether a team is singular or plural. Pakistan wins. Pakistan win.

If you take an infinite number of worlds as a bunch it's singular.
If you take an infinite number of worlds individually it's plural.
Topic: There are an infinite number
Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:59:56 AM
There are a number of mangoes out there.
There is a number of mangoes out there.

Edit: Seems like nobody has ever found an answer.
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/004035.html