@suməlic Ah, I see. I should've probably looked at the website more first. Also, as long as I am here, I see you made the edit I suggested, so I deleted my comment and voted for your meta-answer. Thank you for listening to my concern.
@JasperLoy Well before deciding to do that, do consider the nature of the complaint and if it has any merit at all. It never hurts to consider how others think you might improve yourself. Sometimes other people are aware of flaws that we can't see.
@JasperLoy It's hard to say. Can you find me an example of 18th century abbreviation practices that does not use the periods? If not, maybe you can from the early 20th? My 1991 Random House Dictionary notes both of the formats but that's a bit late and it doesn't seem to mention it being a regional difference. Most importantly though, it's a mannerism that gets many comments and complaints, where I would think it should be considered unexceptional.
@KitZ.Fox From what I have heard, Teach Yourself Complete X is much better than Living Language Complete X, where X is the language you are trying to learn. But Assimil is the best. But there is no Assimil Greek for English speakers at the moment, with most of their books for French speakers. But I use Assimil for German, French, Italian, and Spanish.
@Tonepoet I think I will move my book recommendations on various subjects to my blog instead of my youtube channel, though I have not started posting on my blog yet.
With that having been said, modern medicine hasn't done much to extend the maximum lifespan since the 1800s. The average lifespan has gone up, but that's mostly because fewer people are dying prematurely.
@DEAD That's a very interesting experiment. I particularly like the idea that people try to treat the questions seriously. The exception for obvious homework questions is also important. The nett +9 votes suggests that others like the idea as well. Let us know how the experiment goes.
@Lawrence I'm not so sure it will. I mean what can anybody do to prevent Gen. Ref. closures at the subdomain level? S.E. websites are not fully autonomous and I think Gen. Ref. is network wide. Can moderators restrict close reasons?
Mist sources suggest that the term was an alteration of frig, probably because of the influence of the famous brand 'Frigidaire' whose sounds matches with the second syllable of 'refrigerator'
Fridge: also frig:
Colloq. abbrev. of refrigerator.
The proprietary name Frigidaire may al...
From my meta ELU post, later migrated to MSE, and now closed as dupe of this question:
Instead of seeing:
(username) has approved 297 edit suggestions and rejected 121 edit suggestions and improved 21 edit suggestions
Can that be rephrased to this?
(username) has approved 297, rejected...
@Tonepoet Natural lifespan is related to telomeres. They drop off as the cell divides, and when there aren't any left, the cell can't divide any further. There's some discussion in the linked article about lengthening telomeres, but other than exercise (!), it's not really ready for prime time.
@Tonepoet Oh well, one can but try. (Unless one's philosophy from Yoda one gets. Hrrmm.)
@JasperLoy Even if we grant that, what's the rationale? I've heard an opinion that all the good taste in foods come from plant sources. I certainly enjoy a nice rack of BBQ ribs, but I've found, for example, Indian vegetarian food to be hearty as well, as are other cultures' lentil-based foods. There are substantial salads such as pumpkin & sweet potato. It can't be all down to fat and sugar, can it?
@JasperLoy True. Perhaps variety is another factor - it's somehow more important for vegetables. One can choose from just chicken, beef or lamb as the main component of every meal without too much complaint, but it's hard to find a trio of vegetables that can compare. Then again, many Asian noodle soups have plant-based main ingredients, with meat almost treated as a garnish.