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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


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
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!
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
comment English word for taking a derogatory term and owning it with pride
"amelioration" brings to mind tending to bruises rather than taking the stick
Aug
9
comment English word for taking a derogatory term and owning it with pride
Thank you for looking those up; I've used a few "terminology"? It fits, but it likely fits half of all requests on this board.
Aug
7
comment English word for taking a derogatory term and owning it with pride
The OP is not allowed to create tags, and "title" was the only one I could find.
Aug
4
comment Positioning of adverb phrases
Of the first two: are you emphasizing the repetition or the mental aspect?
Aug
4
comment What does “Graduates from business school or Economics with mathematical background” mean?
It means whoever is writing this is not being clear. Most likely, they are just throwing out terms. Apply and see what they really want.
Aug
4
comment What is the meaning of “tap dance to work”?
See also "laughing all the way to the bank", which comes from (bizarrely enough, cf. "I could care less") from "crying all the way to the bank". English is weird.
Dec
17
comment Which is the proper spelling: “Adapter” or “adaptor”?
Interesting. ASL has an sign for an agent (e.g. learner/student, teacher) which also applies to inanimate objects like printers (PRINT+AGENT).
Oct
31
comment Term for knowledge that is unintuitive but obvious in retrospect?
That described the knowledge, but not the inability to put oneself in the place of one who does not have the knowledge
Oct
31
comment Term for knowledge that is unintuitive but obvious in retrospect?
No, innate specifically means not learned. I'm talking about things that are learned, but, as Zairja says, it feels innate
Oct
31
comment Is “of course” just a warning that something is NOT obvious?
"Needless to say, so I won't say it"
Oct
31
comment What does “our Mayan moment” mean here?
Note that contemporary Mayans seem to disagree and object to this reading of the historical record.
Oct
31
comment Word for “stating the obvious?”
I think is more related to the tropes of cliché or Dutch Uncle (no offence intended); i.e. content rather than delivery.
Oct
31
comment Word for “stating the obvious?”
I find redundant implies duplication, not just over-abundance or pletoric (?)
Jul
21
comment What is the name of combination, in error, of similar or related words? (E.g.: segueway)
Eggcorn is exactly what you need, per jwpat
Jun
6
comment What is the technical name for quotes?
As a programmer, I get fussy about the difference between delimiters (e.g. quotes) and separators (e.g. commas).