1,910 reputation
412
bio website
location
age
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Jul 11 at 1:05

I'm a Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science major.


Jan
21
comment Is British English considered a foreign language to American English?
In that case, probably not. If you were talking about technical aspects like railroads, in which a lot of the words are different, I might note them as similar-but-distinct.
Jan
21
comment Is British English considered a foreign language to American English?
What sort of technical purposes? I imagine that there are a few in which it is, and many in which it isn't.
Jan
20
comment Addressing religious authorities
In general, personalized letters are better. Personalization includes having a specific job title. Fortunately, Wikipedia can help you in your search.
Jan
20
revised Which one is right? “Check out for… online” OR “Check out online for…”?
added 153 characters in body
Jan
20
comment Which one is right? “Check out for… online” OR “Check out online for…”?
No. You have to check something out. You could say "Check the website out" or "Check out the website", but "online" isn't specific enough a place to use as an object here. I've edited my answer to reflect that.
Jan
20
answered Which one is right? “Check out for… online” OR “Check out online for…”?
Jan
20
answered What does “white knight” mean in this context?
Jan
20
answered What is a word for a mean kind of happy?
Nov
15
comment What is the opposite of pollutant, in the sense of “victim” or “casualty”
Maybe pollutee?
Aug
3
awarded  Yearling
Jul
23
revised Do “the alpha and the omega” and “from A to Z” have the same meaning or something in common?
fixed spelling, made more coherent and concise
Jul
23
suggested suggested edit on Do “the alpha and the omega” and “from A to Z” have the same meaning or something in common?
Jul
15
comment Phrase meaning “North, but not directly North, from here”
Latitudes range from -90 to 90, but I've been led to believe that lower and higher always correspond to -infinity and +infinity, whereas smaller and larger maps to zero and one of the infinities, respectively.
Jul
15
answered Phrase meaning “North, but not directly North, from here”
Jul
2
answered Positive synonym for sacrifice
Jul
1
answered Is the word “author” correct for the artist who created particular painting?
Jun
26
comment Is “maker” less professional than “manufacturer”?
I associate maker with more custom, individual products (possibly from a smaller team or even a single person), whereas a manufacturer or supplier would be more the scale you're talking about. However, I have no idea how prevalent that usage is.
Apr
14
comment Does “salt mines” have any specific meaning?
Said significance also lead to idioms like "worth his salt" from as far back as Rome. Soldiers were actually paid in salt and the competent ones were considered worth their wage, or "worth their salt".
Apr
11
answered Is there a word for start and end of a time period?
Apr
3
answered Expression for “resource paralysis” - can't do anything because you have too much?