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C# developer by day, Haskell, Python, C++, Scheme developer by night. Wannabe Cocoa programmer... someday.

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comment What do you call this type of lock?
'digital' can refer to more than electronics -- consider its meaning in relation to fingers.
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comment What do you call someone who betrays his/her spouse?
@JustnBeaver: also... Politician.
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comment Term for someone who has experienced many hardships
But only if they do so with grace. If they wallow in it and gripe the whole time they are not necessarily long-suffering, right?
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comment Which is correct: “could care less” or “couldn't care less”?
I've always thought about this pair of phrases like you explained.
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comment Why father is called “dada” and not “fafa”
Or baba in Mandarin Chinese, among other languages (including English: en.wiktionary.org/wiki/baba)
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comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
@Martin: that link makes me quite sad. I should be laughing somehow but I just can't. :-(
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comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
"Taking war to the Middle East" or "Taking war to the Holy Land".
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comment Is there an American English equivalent of the British idiom “carrying coals to Newcastle”?
@Feral: actually George Bernard Shaw was Irish, so "preaching to the choir" is not particularly American.
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comment What is the correct way to pluralize an acronym?
What about greengrocers whose name has an S at the end of the surname, like Ralphs, a la George A. Ralphs?
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