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I'm an embedded systems engineer at a small microwave equipment manufacturer.


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comment Word a male can use to refer to a female that is not old or young (girl/lady/woman)
What's so bad about women that you need a euphemism for us?
May
9
comment Why “soft” drink?
In America, non-alcoholic cider and apple juice are two different things. Apple juice is filtered to a clear golden appearance and a weak flavor, cider is opaque brown with a stronger flavor.
May
7
comment What do you call those man-made “wooden paths” that are usually found in mountains?
Yes, if I heard the term log road I might think it meant logging road, a rough dirt road used by logging trucks.
Mar
18
comment What is the English word for “street along a river bank”?
That sounds similar to the American term riverwalk, which refers to a path or boardwalk along a river, typically with a row of shops along it. The term is occasionally used to include the street behind the shops.
Jan
3
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Oct
14
comment Battery is flat
Yes, Americans would say a battery is dead.
Sep
12
comment What's the difference between “rent” and “hire” in British and American English?
Can you give a cite for "hire a car" (or any inanimate object) in American English? I have never heard that usage, except by non-Americans. In my experience, hire always refers to a person or organization.
Feb
27
comment Does English have words to describe the lowest rank member of society?
It seems to me villain implies higher status. The bad guy in a James Bond movie is the villain, the guy who stole your wallet is just a common criminal.
Jan
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
3
awarded  Yearling
Nov
23
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
comment What is the term for those cylindrical metal or plastic protrusions?
No, pin is used for straight cylinders just as much as ones with ridges. It doesn't have anything to do with looking like a push-pin.
Oct
23
comment Why is “wavelength” one word when “wave height” isn't?
Rf circuits are also measured in wavelengths, or in degrees where each degree is 1/360th of a wavelength.
Oct
5
comment What's the difference between “hallow”, “sacred”, “holy” and “saint”?
An additional argument for your conclusion is that sacred is sometimes used to describe things that are not explicitly religious, as in "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor" or to refer to something that must not be questioned or changed.
Apr
30
comment Why do people use “bone” in the phrase “bone stock” to emphasize that a car is unmodified?
Bare-bones (in computers or anything else) does not mean "more gutsy", it means "without unnecessary parts or accessories".
Apr
16
comment Is “Yankee” derogatory?
Yankee is part of the name of quite a few businesses and organizations in New England.
Apr
16
comment Is “Yankee” derogatory?
Yes, within New England, Yankee is definitely positive. It is used as an adjective form of "New England", with connotations of "local", "traditional", "rural", "independent", or "grass roots", as well as describing a person who lives here. Thus we have terms like "Yankee town meeting". The only negative use would be in reference to the New York baseball team.
Apr
16
comment Is “Yankee” derogatory?
@MilindGanjoo: You are apparently not involved in New England politics.
Feb
26
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