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I'm a Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science major.


Jul
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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?
Mar
22
comment What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
@PeterOlson you're right, that wasn't the best way to say what I was thinking. I changed it. Do you like it better?
Mar
22
revised What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
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Mar
22
comment “Man” vs. “guy” vs. “boy”
This and young adult are good descriptions for the grey area between boyhood and manhood/adulthood. +1 for you.
Mar
22
answered What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
Mar
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
answered “Job title” vs. “job role”
Mar
17
answered Proper English for “started shooting anywhere”
Mar
11
answered What is the converse of “hence”?
Feb
2
answered Talking “on behalf of Iranians” or “instead of Iranians”?
Jan
26
suggested suggested edit on Is there a word for numbers between 10 and 99?
Jan
26
answered “length in bytes” vs “length by the byte” and “paid in hours” vs “paid by the hour”
Jan
26
comment A word for a person who is made a villain by their circumstances, not necessarily by their actions
If we're accepting TVTropes as a source, you might be looking for the Punch Clock Villain or the Minion with an F in Evil.
Jan
24
answered Origin of the phrase “fire away”?
Jan
24
answered Is “setup” an acceptable noun in formal writing?
Jan
21
revised Meaning of “has its roots in”
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