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I am an old-school OOP developer. I work at Adap.ᴛᴠ on the incredible C-based server (ribs2) and API platform.

I also work on mobile applications using Oxygene


Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Apr
14
accepted Grammatical term for topicizing in English: Thing, question/statement about thing
Mar
16
awarded  Yearling
Mar
11
answered To be worse than nothing
Mar
4
awarded  Editor
Mar
4
comment Grammatical term for topicizing in English: Thing, question/statement about thing
I'm looking for the name of this type of sentence construction
Mar
4
revised Grammatical term for topicizing in English: Thing, question/statement about thing
Emphasize that I am looking for a term
Mar
3
asked Grammatical term for topicizing in English: Thing, question/statement about thing
Jan
27
comment “A good knowledge in English”/“a good knowledge of English”
The OED might show you when the current usages started, but you need a forensic linguist to figure out why it ended up this way
Jan
26
comment Compound Adjectives and -ed
Great question. If one called him "short-temper man", it sounds like a title (a super-hero name). We seem to need an adjective instead of a noun.
Jan
26
comment What is the name for the the habit of reciting song titles or clichés when anyone says the first few words?
No, "showboating" is showing-off. And twerking can mean anything these days. I mean, the need to show everyone that you get the joke, really!
Jan
26
answered “A good knowledge in English”/“a good knowledge of English”
Jan
26
asked What is the name for the the habit of reciting song titles or clichés when anyone says the first few words?
Jan
13
answered The Quality of Being Forgettable
Jan
13
answered Formatting and ellipses when quoting parts of a list
Sep
4
comment English word for taking a derogatory term and owning it with pride
But "reclaim" implies that one claimed it in the first place; more of an aikido Tachi dori
Aug
9
accepted Word for one character explaining to another character some important points for benefit of the audience
Aug
9
awarded  Good Question
Aug
9
answered When describing something's colour, would you hyphenate the words? Eg, “blood-red” versus “royal blue”
Aug
9
answered some other ways to express the fact that I have been learning something for a certain period of time but still haven't mastered the ABCs of it?