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comment Why do I give my pets “food” but my livestock “feed”?
Feed is called feed because you use it for feeding.
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comment Feeling of losing one's love
or the noun 'heartbreak'
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comment Meaning and usage of “It's in that vein”
Also ore veins.
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answered Cases where “mistake” and “error” are not interchangeable
Oct
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comment “Fluctuates widely” or “fluctuates wildly”
@DavidSchwartz: Your comment should be the answer imo, as it is the most significant difference.
Oct
27
comment Difference between “smart” and “clever”
If a mechanism is clever, that means it's an ingenious design. If a mechanism is smart, that means the mechanism itself applies some kind of reasoning to the problem it is designed to solve.
Oct
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comment Difference between “smart” and “clever”
@JoachimSauer: He did say it was apocryphal.
Oct
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comment Polite synonyms for “a——hole-ish” behavior
How about antisocial?
Oct
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comment Change of meaning by replacing “into” with “in”
'The characters are then read in the buffer' makes no sense to me. I would interpret that as intending 'into' but making a grammar error. How could you take this to mean 'the characters are then read from the buffer'?
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comment “Username”, “user name” or “user-name”
@Konrad: To be fair the core .NET Framework is pretty consistent.
Sep
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comment “Username”, “user name” or “user-name”
@KonradRudolph: Searching the MSDN documentation for 'username' and 'filename' refutes your statement. Most common is UserName and FileName, indicating that the terms the .NET folks consider standard are 'user name' and 'file name'.