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    Question Why is 'too' being used here?

    Hello,

    The following sentence is from an article Stanford's aluminum battery charges fully in just one minute.

    "But a new type of aluminum-ion battery developed at Stanford University is not only less explode-y than lithium, but also can be built at a fraction of the price and recharges completely in just over a minute."

    Below the article, a reader posted the following comment:

    ""Explode-y"?! Did Andrew write his article with a crayon too? Not to mention that lithium-ion batteries do not explode."


    I understood that the commentator did not like use of 'explode-y', and based on his reference to a crayon, he probably considers it a childish usage, but I did not understand why s/he used 'too'.

    Thank you

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    Re: Why is 'too' being used here?

    "Exploed-y" is one instance of childishness. Using a crayon would be another. So, a "too."

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