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awarded  Proofreader
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is oaken really a word?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How else can we say “ what number are you in the line ”
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Word/phrase to refer to things you bring to a place to stay the night?
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comment What are Java Programmers called?
Well, it's Turing, not touring. HTML is generally regarded as not Turing complete. Original HTML is pretty conclusively not Turing complete. Modern HTML, particularly when paired with CSS, is considered by many to be Turing complete. PHP and Python are both always compiled... but compiled to bytecode. Both are regarded as, for all intents and purposes, interpreted languages. Python is used both for throwaway scripts as well as for large systems. No one would call Django or Rails a "script", despite Python and Ruby often being called "scripting languages".
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comment What are Java Programmers called?
Nice answer. I'm not convinced that this is the answer (because I agree with the gist of @BlessedGeek's comment), but it's definitely a worthwhile, interesting, and enlightening answer. And for all I know, it could be the "correct" answer.
Sep
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comment What are Java Programmers called?
The part about scripters and "scripted languages" at the end betrays a fairly weak understanding of the languages listed. First of all, there is no commonly accepted term "scripted languages" in the programming community. There are such things as scripting languages, though. HTML is not considered one of them (if classified as anything, it's a markup language; that's right in the name), while PHP is a scripting language. Those with a deeper understanding of the term "scripting" tend to think of it as a property of the program you're writing, not the language you're writing it in.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Comma Usage After Locations
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why can we say 'an American' but not 'a British'?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Two crows being an attempted murder
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why can we say 'an American' but not 'a British'?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the name of the first decade in a century?
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comment Can a sentence end in “left”
You could also sidestep the issue and go with remaining instead (which also works in both positions).
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comment What do we call questions which have a definite, known answer?
@DanBron: It might well be that the best way to describe a question is to describe its possible correct answers. An answer is "not open to debate" only if it answers a question that doesn't have any other reasonable answers.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the definition of definition?
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comment A gender-neutral, informal alternative to singular 'guy'
@SrJoven: Done.
Aug
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revised A gender-neutral, informal alternative to singular 'guy'
Got rid of extraneous word
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comment In the word “Scent”, is the S or the C silent?
@emodendroket: And so is scite, sort of (with funny capitalization). It actually happens to be the editor I use most. Interestingly, its pronunciation also happens to be, to my knowledge, the only topic for which something I wrote spent any time as the top Google hit (which it no longer is, but it's still on the first page of results).
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comment What is a decent word for “spitting”?
@Kris: Check the definition. Yes, the first sense listed is as you say, but the second one is spit. Also, see the definition for spit. It uses expectorate right in the definition. I'm not just talking from dictionary lookups. I've seen and heard the word used, and it is very often (in my experience, more than half the time) used to mean, precisely, spit.
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answered What is a decent word for “spitting”?