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May
7
comment A word for a joke so poorly told and so unfunny that one cannot help but laugh
I believe the important distinction is the "at the person’s failed attempt to deliver a punch line". English doesn't really have anything like this. Everything close is in reference to the joke.
May
6
comment What do models do on the catwalk?
@user867 Aah, perfect! Thanks for the example and support. "Marching on a paradae" definitely sounds like protest.
May
5
comment What do models do on the catwalk?
Also, I believe that people march in parades. Compare that to being "on parade", which is somewhat different (though I can't pinpoint how).
May
5
comment What do models do on the catwalk?
Yes, this is correct. Also, I've always heard that they "walk the catwalk" not "walk on the catwalk". +1
May
1
comment Singular of “dice”
I always thought that the "die is cast" was referring to die casting rather than casting a die. Huh. It does make more sense, though.
Nov
7
comment Is “bolded” a word?
When coining words, I personally try to avoid conjugating them, or else it sounds odd. Using words that are already part of the language is something else...
Nov
6
comment Antonym of “faction”
Of course, it's possible to get into "the minority faction" vs "the majority faction" when there are two separate factions.
Sep
22
comment “Software craftsman” as complimentary term for programmer
It's more complimentary than neutral, but I (as a "software craftsman") get tired of all the extremely wide terms for programmer/developer/designer/architect/etc.
Aug
23
comment What is wrong with the word “performant”?
Uhh... I'm a native speaker and I would totally use that phrase. :P I appreciate you're well thought out comment though. Thank you!
Aug
23
comment Why are “indemnify” and “condemn” spelled differently?
Very nice! There's also indemnity, making it a noun.
Aug
23
comment Words (especially homographs or homonyms) with different inflection
Another example in Spanish, esta (this) and está (it is). Interesting question +1
Aug
23
comment “Neither . . . nor” vs. “nor . . . neither”
It can come before the verb, but then it would apply to the verb, "I neither like nor detest thing A". But yes, +1.
Aug
23
comment Punctuation in presentation slides
"Standard issues of grammar don't normally apply in this situation." I totally agree.
Aug
23
comment “Leadership is our drive. What's your?”
Hmm... I think you're right about "What is his?" since that could also be a pronoun. Nice catch.
Aug
23
comment “Faster, not sooner”
I totally agree. Recovery may only take a couple months, but don't expect it any time soon.