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Jul
26
comment Is there any word for the person who often forgets?
“Absentminded” makes me think, at least 50%, of a person whose mind is elsewhere; who is focused on remote matters and not the situation at hand.   The sort of person who pours Corn Flakes into the cat’s dish and then eats Meow Mix for breakfast.  The phrase “absent-minded professor” is … commonly used … in English to describe people who are so engrossed in their “own world” that they fail to keep track of their surroundings.  I believe that this is a poor match for what the question is asking for.
Jul
26
comment Is there any word for the person who often forgets?
@curiousdannii: How do you know what the question is looking for?  It asks, "is there any word for ...?"  A comment asked, "Are you looking for a noun or an adjective?" and the OP never responded.
Jul
26
comment Is there any word for the person who often forgets?
Building on @Mari-LouA’s comment: it may depend on what you mean by “forgets”.  E.g., you tell two colleagues, “We’re having a fire alarm test this afternoon.”  When the bell rings, person A jumps, and then says, “Oh, yeah, the fire alarm test; you told us about that.”  Person B, with a look of panic in his eyes, asks, “What’s that noise?”  When you remind him, he says, “What fire alarm test?  Nobody ever told me about that.”
Apr
21
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Apr
14
comment Is there a word that means cheating but legitimate?
Related: What is a word for annoying behavior which decreases enjoyment for the other players in a game?
Apr
14
answered Is there any word for the opposite of a “bug” in programming?
Apr
9
comment Is it okay to ignore putting periods between initials?
@MartinMcCallion (and Jander): Periods are used only very rarely with pure initialisms: UAE (United Arab Emirates), UAR (United Arab Republic), IBM, ICBM, CDC, NASA, TCP/IP, UN, YMCA, etc. I'm in the USA, and I think I see "BBC" at least as often as I see "B.B.C."
Apr
9
comment Is it okay to ignore putting periods between initials?
@Mazura: Anne Vyalitsyna also initializes her surname (as Anne V).  Louis Székely is known professionally as Louis C.K., which, I guess, is based on his last name (perhaps, specifically, the pronunciation thereof).  I don't know whether you would count Mike Krzyzewski, since "Coach K" is just a nickname, but I suspect that there are others.
Apr
7
comment Sabotaging through purposeful procrastination
I believe that "dilly dally", "dawdle", and "procrastinate" are very close in meaning, if not identical.  The OP is already familiar with the word "procrastination"; using it multiple times in the question, which is asking for a word or phrase that inherently denotes malice, without needing to be supplemented by context.
Apr
2
comment Sabotaging through purposeful procrastination
Well, you mentioned "try solutions which you know are bound to fail", which is not avoidance of action, either.  And requiring legal review is (arguably) not a negative action — it may protect the company against legal problems — and it would hinder progress without causing critical damage.
Apr
2
reviewed No Action Needed I need an adjective to precede the word “method”
Apr
2
reviewed No Action Needed A question asked in order to expose ignorance
Apr
2
reviewed No Action Needed Technical train terms
Apr
2
reviewed Reviewed Why are pot-holes called pot-holes?
Apr
2
reviewed No Action Needed Word for “suddenly stand up”?
Apr
2
answered Sabotaging through purposeful procrastination
Feb
11
revised “A cup of hot coffee” or “A hot cup of coffee”
Improved spelling, grammar, and punctuation; tweaked wording.
Feb
11
suggested approved edit on “A cup of hot coffee” or “A hot cup of coffee”
Jan
25
reviewed Reviewed “be better off” vs “would rather”
Jan
25
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a specific word for pen maker?