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Dec
19
comment How to make sense to “make sense”
+1, but an example would add a lot to this answer
Nov
11
comment What's the noun for “synchronous”?
Yes! Thank you. I can upvote your comment, but it would be better if you posted it as an aswer which I could accept :)
Nov
11
comment What is the collective noun for “clouds”?
You mention "a fuck of clouds". This seems strange to me. Could you be thinking of "a fuck load of clouds" instead?
Dec
12
comment How can I express “sacrificing ease for quality” in a common expression?
@Mitch Thanks, I knew there was something wrong there! Also, I'm not looking for someone to write a sentence for me, I'm looking for a common way of expressing something. As you can see, my accepted answer is not a full blown sentence, but rather the idiom I was looking for: Cutting corners.
Dec
12
comment How can I express “sacrificing ease for quality” in a common expression?
Does Painstaking have a negative connotation?
Dec
12
comment How can I express “sacrificing ease for quality” in a common expression?
Could you say "I've written no-corners-cut SQL", for example? (I really like this one too!)
Dec
12
comment How can I express “sacrificing ease for quality” in a common expression?
@Daniel Ideally, something the programmer could say in one short sentence in my first example.
Dec
12
comment How can I express “sacrificing ease for quality” in a common expression?
Interesting remark, I'll see if I can use this somehow in my context, +1
Nov
21
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
Ok, this is pretty old and terminus seems to be the closest to what I'm looking for.
Sep
22
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
what about a river's downstream..
Sep
22
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
@FumbleFingers How could you talk about the series of rivers and lakes which take the outflow of one river down to the Ocean (or desert basin) without having to name every one of those rivers and lakes?
Sep
22
comment Is it okay to say “I can play the piano by music notes”?
Would that be for or on then? Or something else?
Sep
22
comment Is it okay to say “I can play the piano by music notes”?
@simchona I am trying to figure out which is good between on the, with, and at in the sentence I gave which uses the verb sight-reading which your answer brings up. The sentences you provide, although correct, don't ring a bell to me as much as I would have expected and I believe there may be a more standard way of saying this... Not sure.
Sep
22
comment Is it okay to say “I can play the piano by music notes”?
I've heard the formulation "I can sight-read" used a lot when the instrument in given by context : This piano player is an excellent sight-reader! How would you say "I'm an excellent sight-reader on the / with / at piano"
Sep
22
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
@FumbleFingers Consider a river flowing into the Nile. Then both the Nile and the Mediterranean would be this rivers' __________s...
Sep
22
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
@GEdgar I don't believe so, as Ausfluß seems to designate the water flowing out, rather than the bodies of water following the target river downstream to the ocean.
Sep
22
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
no it is not, thanks a lot anyways for looking into this!
Sep
22
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
I am indeed looking for a technical term, be it arcane or not.
Sep
22
comment What do you call the body of water into which a river flows?
The mouth of the river refers to the place where the rivers flows into another body of water. I'm looking for a way a name use for this body of water in relation to the river.
Sep
8
comment “Back up data” or “back data up”?
That's why I thought "back data up" could be better, as a way of making sure the term is used as a verb.. In my context, to see the term as a noun is kind of weird because you end up "performing backup data", which doesn't mean anything.