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by ecow
Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:25 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1778: "Interest Timescales"
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: 1778: "Interest Timescales"

I might have done just "(s?)" in both cases as a first test (which must be passed as true in the first instance), then add an "$1$2" necessarily equaling just "s" as a followup test for the ultimate truth/falsity... ("" and "ss" would be failures.) ...
by ecow
Thu Dec 29, 2016 3:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1778: "Interest Timescales"
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: 1778: "Interest Timescales"

By the way, I think this is the proper regular expression that encompasses both options, and optimally what I'd like to see the Title Text changed to to maximize nerdiness:

"Sometimes, part(s)? of a slowly-rising mountain suddenly rise(?(1)|s) REALLY fast, which is extra interesting."
by ecow
Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1778: "Interest Timescales"
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: 1778: "Interest Timescales"

Wow, I'm happy that my first post here resulted in a discussion about pants, biceps, and octopuses/octopodes/octopi. Yes, ps.02 is right, I should not have said "plurals" when I just meant "esses". But I am glad that my conclusion was correct, even if the statement I used to desc...
by ecow
Wed Dec 28, 2016 3:19 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1778: "Interest Timescales"
Replies: 34
Views: 6102

Re: 1778: "Interest Timescales"

I think there is a grammatical error in the title text: Sometimes, parts of a slowly-rising mountain suddenly rises REALLY fast, which is extra interesting. One of those plurals needs to be a singular. I'm thinking the latter, "rises" should be "rise" so that "parts" ca...

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