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I'm a Carnegie Mellon University Computer Science major.


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comment What is the synonym/antonym for “feminist”/“feminism”?
I wasn't aware of any English-speaking countries with significant male-rights issues, so this was the closest I could come up with. Having grown up with rabid, fringe feminists, forgive me if I made the association too easily.
Aug
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answered expressions at bar about credit card payment
Aug
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comment Is the expression “before the afternoon” technically correct?
As someone who has to keep track of when Friday and Saturday nights arrive, afternoons have definite endings. Less visually obvious, but strictly defined nonetheless.
Aug
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answered What is the synonym/antonym for “feminist”/“feminism”?
Aug
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answered Is the expression “before the afternoon” technically correct?
Aug
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revised What is the correct way to write 'for ever more'?
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Aug
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revised What is the correct way to write 'for ever more'?
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answered What is the correct way to write 'for ever more'?
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answered Is “Less than perfect” always used in a sarcastic and negative way?
Aug
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comment Is “laser-focused” a new word?
@J.R. I fixed it now. Thanks for keeping me honest!
Aug
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revised Is “laser-focused” a new word?
major factual error
Aug
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comment Is “laser-focused” a new word?
I stand corrected. Shows what you get for being a pedant on merely 3rd-level physics courses... ;)
Aug
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suggested suggested edit on Pluralization rule for “five-year-old children”, “20 pound note”, “10 mile run”
Aug
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comment What does the phrase “Bolting for the Door” mean?
@tchrist Google isn't crap, it can even direct you to some very lovely dictionaries!
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revised Is “laser-focused” a new word?
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answered Can I say “you are asking a wrong person”?
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comment Can I say “you are asking a wrong person”?
Hmm, I agree with the first part, but I'm not so sure about the second.
Aug
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comment Can I say “you are asking a wrong person”?
@tchrist, I think the difference is that being stupid means you have certain properties undesirable for answering questions. Being the wrong person to answer a question is a more complicated assessment where you're being singled out as a bad source of information, which is a recommendation to the listener. In the personal assessment of being the wrong person, it's more about the I and less about how or why you're the wrong person, whereas in being stupid it's less about "I" and more about being an example of a stupid person.
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comment Is “laser-focused” a new word?
Except a laser isn't focused; it's made co-directional and of equal wavelength. That's what it is. Focusing is a process. Lasers are a state of being.