Is it correct to write an answer to a question that really doesn't answer the question (and which should have eventually been a comment), and make it a CW just to avoid the consequence of the down votes? is it correct when the given answer is not using a polite tone, and who answered fears for his answer being down voted?
The answer is the following one:
It was striking to hear that "a couple" meant two (2) to someone. My reaction was, "how/why do you make a short word longer by adding an extra syllable to just say 'two?'"
Yes, that would be almost as crazy as repeating the word in brackets with a digit, like "two (2)".
I think Few: 2-3, Couple 4-6, Several 7+. What are your thoughts?
I think you are barking up the wrong tree.