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Answering your own question is not only permitted on SE but actively encouraged. See this question on Meta.StackOverflow and the similar questions to which it links. And I think a question along the lines of “What the hell does ‘funnier than hell’ mean?” is (with apologies to Milne) a Useful Post to Put Answers In. One of the ...


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If you are asking the person that wrote the text for clarification about what they said, it probably should be a comment. If you are asking about the English of the text, or about a “rule” that someone put forth, you should post another question, include a link to the question that had the text you'd like to ask about, and explain what you found when you ...


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Screenshots are unacceptable. It causes problems for people who cannot see images (e.g. because they are blind or have bandwidth constraints). We could fix this by setting appropriate alt text on the images, but then we might as well just get rid of the images altogether. It also causes problems for search. Depending on the quality of the image, it might be ...


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The big lesson learned here is to furnish as many details as you can when you first ask your question. When fewer details are furnished, the answers won’t be specifically tailored to your main concerns. We can’t read your mind. As for what to do now, I’d say that it’s okay to ask a follow-on question, but, to avoid having it closed as a duplicate: Make ...


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I don't believe the Wikipedia page really answers this question. Concerning the stomach, Wikipedia says: The stomach is a muscular, hollow organ in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and many other animals, including several invertebrates. The stomach has a dilated structure and functions as a vital digestive organ. In the digestive system the stomach is ...


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Why not leave the original question in its original form, and then post a follow-on question that asks for something more specific? Of course, the new question should mention (and link to) the original question, but include sufficient information that everyone understands why it's different. This way, none of the answers to the original question are ...


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In my opinion, your question is on-topic. Here are a few similar questions that were well-received: Is there a mnemonic that helps remembering when I should use "hate," and when "ate"? How do I avoid misspelling "receive" as "recieve"? Uses of ' instal ' vs ' install '. Further, your problem is ...


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It strikes me that this question was actually about the frequent mis-use of stomach by native speakers, and/or the confusion of stomach with tummy. I can imagine an educated non-native speaker being quite thrown by the casual use of terms, especially when speaking to children.


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