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I'm an R&D engineer at a medium-sized semiconductor device manufacturer in Silicon Valley.


Oct
13
comment Does seriously have only sarcastic connotations in this context?
Your example says something is "brave" when the writer obviously thinks it isn't. I don't see how there's any other way to read this than sarcasm.
Oct
13
comment Does the word “midnight” mean only 12 o'clock at night?
Amidnight snack isn't necessarily eaten at precisely midnight, and honestly I wouldn't be surprised by a midnight train leaving any time between 10 pm and 4 am.
Oct
13
comment Meaning and use of girl child
A gynecologist might be a "doctor for women", or a "women's doctor", but I can't think of any situation where "woman doctor" means anything other than a doctor who is a woman.
Sep
29
comment Is there a slang word or idiom for someone who borrows money from friends or relatives and never (or rarely) pays them back?
To me, scrounger just means someone who looks for things that are available for free and doesn't imply that they obtain them dishonestly or with any (unfulfilled) promise to pay someone for them. For example, "I scrounged an old tv set my neighbor was going to throw away."
Sep
29
comment Connotation of “sweety”
@Crosscounter, "Here you go lady" is hardly a neutral choice. It's likely to be taken to mean you think the other person is pretentious or snobbish.
Sep
24
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Aug
5
comment Term for Being Aware of New Things
You are hip to new music.
Jul
10
comment 'Little' and 'small' in British vs American English
Re: "Are you expecting her to be bigger, taller or larger?"; It's very common for children to get bigger over time.
Jun
12
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
@Robusto, I don't mind verbing, and I'd use obsolete as a verb in this context. But some people don't like it, and I wouldn't force OP to use it if he is one of those people.
Jun
11
comment Word for software which has been killed or is no longer supported
"obsoleted" might work, depending how much you dislike verbing.
Apr
9
comment What is the proper term for a ternary digit?
@FumbleFingers, tri-state logic is entirely different. Trinary logic has 3 active states representing 3 different values. Tri-state logic has two active states and a passive state indicating two values and "let somebody else decide the value".
Apr
9
comment Are there metaphoric English expressions meaning “keeping composure at a fatal moment, never panicky”?
We have the idiom "cold fish" for someone who shows little emotion, which could apply in some of the scenarios you described. But it's usually used negatively (indicating unfriendliness) rather than positively.
Jan
12
comment Naming Conglomerate Company
@PeterShor, its true that conglomerates use professional company-namers (or "brand identity consultants"), but it has a lot more to do with trademark law than copyrights.
Jan
4
comment Why do politicians all say “and” when they state a year number
@JoeC, I was taught that rule too. But that doesn't mean it's a rule that will actually help to understand how most people actually speak.
Dec
27
comment Can I say “Why not you study literature?”
Are you trying to ask somebody why they in particular don't or won't study literature? Or are you trying to say that it's important for everyone to study literature?
Dec
19
comment What is a good word for a person who doesn't masturbate?
The title and the question don't agree. Somebody who dissaproves of the act isn't necessarily somebody who doesn't do it themselves.
Dec
19
comment Is there any relationship between this “a can of whoop ass” and the really whoop ass can?
If you think somebody's comment is sufficient as an answer, why not suggest to them to post it, rather than appropriate it for yourself?
Dec
7
comment Is “solutioning” a correct word?
If someone told me they were "solutioning the problem" I would have no idea that they meant to make any particular distinction from the idea of solving the problem. And I am also an engineer. Your near community may have developed this special meaning for "solutioning" but I don't think it has spread broadly through English speaking world or the engineering community.
Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
A champion is someone who fights for someone or something besides themselves, which is something not specified by OP's request.
Dec
4
comment What do you call a person who keeps on going despite setbacks? (in one word, a noun)
"a braver" and "a valiant" are not words that will be readily understood by most English speakers. "The braver" is a valid construction, but it implies a comparison to some one other person, the one s/he is braver than.