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I speak UK English with a slight scottish twist


Mar
15
comment “I have no story to be told” or “I have no story to tell”?
Good points FF, but sometimes it's exactly those nuances that make the opening of a book/song/poem work. I enjoy thinking about them anyway
Mar
15
comment Use of “B defers to A” when A takes precedence over B
@AffableGeek. Sorry, maybe my google-fu is weak but I can't find any usage of deign as a synonym for defer.
Mar
15
comment Use of “B defers to A” when A takes precedence over B
I'm dubious of "deigns". I would only use it in the form "A deigns to do b"
Mar
15
comment Pronunciation of “loch”
Well this Scot agrees with you but also reserves the right to poke fun at anyone pronouncing it thus. ;-) +1
Mar
15
comment Pronunciation of “loch”
So the Scots and Welsh aren't Brits?
Mar
15
answered “I have no story to be told” or “I have no story to tell”?
Mar
15
answered Use of “B defers to A” when A takes precedence over B
Mar
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
12
answered How do I pluralize Italian foods, like pasta noodles (spaghetti, macaroni)?
Mar
12
answered Can the term “jack/jerk off” be used for female masturbation?
Jan
19
comment Suitable abstraction for Email and SMS
This is similar to what IBM's Sametime client does. Right click on a contact and there's an option "Send>" - select that and you get the option to send announcement or email.
Jan
19
comment Is there a name for the feeling “Damn, I already asked this question three years ago”?
deja Q? Sorry. I'll go now.
Jan
3
answered Is “uncollaborative” a word?
Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
I think it works well in your context for a general audience.
Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
"service" is an overloaded term on windows. Lots of thiangs run as services that do not offer services in the way these products do.
Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
Yes, we use the term for all DB software, MQ, IBM WAS, CICS, etc as well as SQL server and share point. I assume Exchange 2010 is the server rather than the client?
Dec
15
comment A proper name for Microsoft software
Not "servers", "services".
Dec
15
answered A proper name for Microsoft software
Dec
14
comment An expression for law students using “tuppence”
Ah, I haven't heard that for a while or "not worth tuppence".
Dec
14
answered An expression for law students using “tuppence”