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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?
Aug
3
comment Noun (or alternative) of thought-provoking?
Flattery will get you anywhere!
Aug
3
comment Noun (or alternative) of thought-provoking?
"Muse factor"? Considering both the verb and noun meanings of the word.
Aug
3
comment Is it proper to use “would” here?
+1 - as a coder I'd prefer the "would" version as it signals that the requirement may not be accepted/ justified/ cost effective. In CICS development we'd often flag code as "NREL"ed - "Next RELease" when someone is changing the code for other reasons then do this change while you're there.
Aug
3
answered Opposite of a “southpaw”
Aug
3
comment Noun (or alternative) of thought-provoking?
+1 as it has me thinking ;-)
Jul
27
comment Accurate British English term for an oblong deck from shore out into a lake where you tie your rowing boat
From the dictionary link above - a jetty "projects into a body of water to influence the current or tide". It's a more substantial thing than the OP.
Jul
27
revised Does the word “Intellectual” imply intelligence?
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Jul
27
answered Does the word “Intellectual” imply intelligence?
Jul
27
comment What is the difference between “it's up to you” and “it's down to you”?
I'd also add that "down to you" can also mean "you have to do it/it's your responsibility".