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I speak UK English with a slight scottish twist


Aug
24
comment “Not the same as” vs. “not the same like”
I've only heard "the same like" from Cantonese friends.
Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
22
comment Is the expression ‘a legitimate rape’ logically appropriate and viable?
@FumbleFingers - Granted but for many people it will not be absolutely clear that the word was used incorrectly as words change meaning or have special meanings in various contexts, so I think it's still a fair question. Some of the sepcial pleading in the answers is illuminating.
Aug
22
comment Usage of the expression “go they went”
I have a nagging feeling that I know this phrase from somewhere. Possibly I'm just misremembering some e.e.cummings.
Aug
22
comment Is the expression ‘a legitimate rape’ logically appropriate and viable?
@KitFox OO I like that so much I'm going to steal it. Thanks.
Aug
22
comment Is the expression ‘a legitimate rape’ logically appropriate and viable?
@FumbleFingers While I think Akin needs "10 rolls of rubber wallpaper and a double lobotomy", I do think this is a legitimate question asking about possible nuances of a word.
Aug
21
comment “Success” or “successes”
+1 I would favour successes in contexts where I was also acknowledging the failures either explicitly or (thouh less likely) implicitly, I think.
Aug
21
comment How to describe the phenomenon of “small” people being ignored on the Internet
+1 for RegDwight The answers here are direct refutations of the OP's premise IMHO.
Aug
20
comment A more acceptable word to replace the word “rectum”?
+1. I'd just add that if you're looking for something more euphemistic you could try "back passage" but to be honest it's hard to write such a juvenile idea in an adult fashion.
Aug
20
comment “Firstname” or “First Name”?
+1. The second factor is an easy trap to fall into into Visual Studio and some other IDEs as you type a variable called firstname, a SQL column called firstname, a form field called firstname so when you apply the label to the form field it's so easy to type firstname instead of "First name".
Aug
20
comment What is the best way to say that something was done in teamwork?
+1 but <nitpick> principal author </nitpick>
Aug
20
comment What's the word for the property of being divisible by a particular number?
It doesn't make sense unless the term includes the divisor (e.g. 2) as every number is divisible by itself and 1. Unless you mean prime/non-prime
Aug
20
comment Word for an object's “desire”
I intend to use this word at the first opportunity - thanks.
Aug
4
answered Can “origin” be used as an adjective?
Aug
4
comment Is it proper to use “the” before the name of a government organization?
@TimLymington - sorry I misread. My reading of the linked discussion led me to believe that "I am a student at U of I [University of Illinois]" meant they would drop the article before University but that doesn't seem correct on rereading
Aug
3
comment Is it proper to use “the” before the name of a government organization?
Yes but that seems to be a specific US usage for universities. I'm UK and wasn't really aware of this.
Aug
3
revised Is it proper to use “the” before the name of a government organization?
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Aug
3
answered Is it proper to use “the” before the name of a government organization?
Aug
3
answered Is there any alternative expression to “Brace Yourself ”
Aug
3
answered Noun (or alternative) of thought-provoking?