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Apr
21
comment What is the most widely accepted term for “circumventing support channels or standard operating procedures to gain faster or better service”?
I think it would be very much context and perspective driven. For example: "old boys network" where people who know each other in a company and respect their view will maybe help each other. Back-channel is fairly common. "Leverages contacts" has appeared in my appraisals a few times. I think that I would only say "game the system" when discussing generalities and would usually use more specific terms like "escalated to level 2 myself". Sorry to be so vague but as I said I do feel the terms used would depend on context and perspective. One man's initiative is another's "loose cannon"
Apr
14
answered Correct way of saying “graphological” in stylistic analysi
Apr
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answered What is the most widely accepted term for “circumventing support channels or standard operating procedures to gain faster or better service”?
Apr
14
comment I am looking for a word for an abstainer from red meat
How about "fussy eater"?
Apr
14
comment What do you call a person who loses interest after achieving something?
Possibly dilettante?
Apr
14
comment Is 'bug' a term or a slang word?
"Debugging" was popularized as a term by Admiral Grace Hopper. See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:H96566k.jpg Note the comment "First actual case of a bug being found." Ther term had been in use before in engineering but as a specific term in computing as a distinct enterprise this is usually held as the origin.
Jan
28
comment What do you call something that causes fear?
I would say "phobia" is generally used to denote an anxiety disorder or a strong irrational fear. In fact I can't think of ever hearing used outside that context.
Jan
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answered Mars orbits Sun
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Dec
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revised In English, how do we use the polite form of address to somebody?
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answered In English, how do we use the polite form of address to somebody?
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May
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answered Is the phrase “I just sucked it out of my thumb” used in American English?
Dec
4
comment login and payoff are nouns. But can they be used as verbs?
I see what you're saying but it's the "with" that I have trouble with. I suppose if it said "Authentication (noun) with X" I'd accept that so I see your point. It may be that my experience of seeing "login" as a verb is blocking my parsing, like the famous "The old man the boats" sentence. Fair enough.
Dec
4
comment What's the logical opposite to “onboarding”?
@Marthaª -yes, I think perhaps as onboarding seems more used and the process referred to as "offboarding" is often buried in a maze of euphemisms. Eg at IBM, we had Career Transition Programs and goodness knows what else.
Dec
4
comment login and payoff are nouns. But can they be used as verbs?
And I should have included the URL; please see oed.com/loginpage
Dec
4
comment login and payoff are nouns. But can they be used as verbs?
I'd disagree that "Login with Athens" can be read as a noun. CF "Userid with Athens". I respect your opinion and knowledge so I'd appreciate knowing your reasoning here.
Dec
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revised login and payoff are nouns. But can they be used as verbs?
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answered login and payoff are nouns. But can they be used as verbs?