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bio website google.com/s2/profiles/…
location London, United Kingdom
age 46
visits member for 2 years, 9 months
seen Jul 10 at 8:55

Server Side Engineering Manager

Love singing and playing games.

Have a 7 year old daughter.

All views expressed here are my own, and not those of my employer.


Jul
10
comment Why do people say “to be honest”?
It can indicate a scenario where it may be socially acceptable to tell a white lie to avoid some kind of awkwardness ("How are you? Fine!" when the responder is actually feeling ill, for example) but the responder is indicating that they chose not to tell the socially acceptable lie, but instead speak the truth.
Oct
1
awarded  Yearling
Apr
11
awarded  Excavator
Apr
11
revised “I specialize in system programming by using C++”
Made the answer more categorical. The grammar is correct.
Apr
11
suggested suggested edit on “I specialize in system programming by using C++”
Apr
11
comment “I specialize in system programming by using C++”
It is grammatically correct, but not very flattering of the candidate if interpreted strictly. Other, similar, also grammatically correct sentences, would give a better impression of the candidate, and may well be what the candidate intended to say.
Mar
28
answered What is a gender-neutral alternative to the expression “man-days”?
Nov
29
comment What is the plural form of trademarked product names, specifically of the term “WordPress”?
I still think that the plural of spouse should be spice...!
Oct
31
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
26
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
10
revised Is “the girls are want to gossip” correct?
Add dagger-ed commentari
Oct
10
awarded  Editor
Oct
10
revised Is “the girls are want to gossip” correct?
Added explanation of how some of the proposed corrections to the grammar of the sentence might affect its meaning.
Oct
10
answered Is “the girls are want to gossip” correct?
Oct
1
awarded  Yearling
Jul
31
awarded  Caucus
Jun
1
answered Does “so far, so good” carry a negative connotation?
Nov
9
awarded  Teacher
Nov
9
answered What is a collective term for castles, citadels, forts, palaces etc.?