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I speak UK English with a slight scottish twist


Nov
26
answered Word for the product of a challenge
Nov
24
comment Is there such a term as “dinner box”?
Yes to all the above. Thinking about times I've done overnight support etc I think I would just say something like "I brought my own dinner/tea" rather than any specific term.
Nov
24
answered What word describes people who attack those doing the same thing as them?
Nov
24
answered Is there such a term as “dinner box”?
Nov
24
comment Would “Greetings” be a better word to greet someone any time than the word “Hello”?
Yes, or "Good afternoon/evening". I would be guided by local idiom.
Nov
23
comment What's the correct word to use in order to prompt the user to enter the data in a computer app: “Enter” or “Insert”?
"Enter" is the standard term both in terms of programming and user experience.
Nov
22
comment How popular is the word “cromulent”? If I use this word in conversation with native speakers, doesn’t it look out of place?
My sincerest contrafibularities, Tim
Nov
22
answered An alternative to quotation marks
Nov
22
comment Can I use “but” at the beginning of a sentence?
Please note that people saying it is possible below are able to provide authoritative references. "People are entitled to their own opinions. They are not entitled to their own facts."
Nov
21
comment What is the word for “making something proper”
"Standardize"? "Make compliant"? Tbh, I think the question is so vague only "fix" would work.
Nov
20
comment Do I need to add “to” in every clause in a this sentence?
How about this example sentence fragment? "to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before." The "to"s are not required but add a certain dramatic emphasis, rhythm and, I think, a suggestion that it's not a prioritized list but are all equal goals.
Nov
20
comment What does “touch off a scramble” mean? Is it an idiom or simple combination of “touch off” and “a scramble”?
Scramble may have been more popular after the Battle of Britain as that was the word used for a fast deployment of fighters. RAF pilots would "scramble" their aircraft.
Nov
19
comment Where does the phrase “get a bye” come from?
My Concise Oxford dictionary of Etymology makes some rather ambiguous reference to "secondary" events in sports but my google-fu is proving weak today.
Nov
19
comment Alternate database term for variations in data?
How about "anthropocentric presentation format"? ;-) You might want to google "FD:OCA" - for support for using "format".
Nov
18
answered Alternate database term for variations in data?
Nov
18
comment What's the antonym for 'word'?
"Noise"? It carries the secondary implication of "signal to noise ratio".
Nov
18
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Nov
18
revised Is there an alternative expression for 'opening band' or 'opening act'?
Pointer to a better answer
Nov
18
answered Is there an alternative expression for 'opening band' or 'opening act'?
Nov
18
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