Jul 22, 2015
commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Why Couldn't He Follow the Rule?
As someone in an open relationship, I couldn't disagree with Dan and most of the commenters more. Most people seem to be fixating on the fact that it isn't reasonable to expect a partner to not kiss a date. Maybe so, maybe not, but either way, it's irrelevant. What is relevant is that boyfriend made a promise to LW that he broke. Twice. If the promise was unrealistic, BF ideally should have recognized that before making it--and certainly should have realized it after breaking the promise the first time. LW has every reason to be upset. I would be, too.
Oct 24, 2013
commented on Are They Ebooks or Are They E-books?
@4: In theory, I agree that they should follow the same logic. Yet I found myself voting for "email" and "e-book." I think it's a function of familiarity, but I wonder if substitutability is also relevant? Email and mail are fundamentally different in a way that e-books and books are not. By this logic "e-book" is a type of book, but email and mail are different enough to warrant different words.