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Apr
5
answered What is the difference between “being in” and “being down”
Feb
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
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answered Is it correct to say “I studied the book with Mr.XXX as my mentor/tutor/teacher”?
Jul
19
comment Are there counterpart English expressions to Japanese proverb, "the nail that pops up is always hammered down?
I've heard this in the US as "The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the lawnmower." See also: despair.com/underachievement.html
May
24
answered Is “a future musician” grammatical?
May
8
comment Usage of “diary” and “calendar”
@Richard Can you add some context to your question, and show us what research you have done so far? What definition of "diary" led you to believe that Outlook calendar is actually a diary?
May
8
answered The ( changed ) meaning or classification of words in programming
May
2
comment “Sent” vs “sent off” vs “sent out”
Each is roughly interchangeable. There is little or no meaningful difference.
Apr
22
answered 'Meeting us' or 'meeting with us'?
Apr
19
comment word for false nostalgia
A better example might be nostalgia for the days of swashbuckling pirates with stripes and shoulder parrots, as depicted in movies.
Apr
19
comment “cool” used to describe a person
This article explores the different meanings that cool has when applied to a person: articles.latimes.com/2012/nov/10/health/…
Apr
9
awarded  Critic
Mar
28
comment I can manage myself
workplace.stackexchange.com might be a better fit, depending on what kind of answers you're seeking.
Mar
27
comment What is the opposite of “idiomatic”, as in idiomatic code?
I should clarify: I didn't mean to take issue with the negative consequences, but rather with the code's uniqueness. A unique implementation cannot be an anti-pattern, because one implementation does not a pattern make.
Mar
26
comment “got off wrong”: What does it mean?
Could you mean "oft-wrong," where "oft" is short for "often"? thefreedictionary.com/oft
Mar
26
awarded  Commentator
Mar
26
comment What is the opposite of “idiomatic”, as in idiomatic code?
Anti-pattern refers to a common use of code that actually has negative consequences that users are not aware of when they write it. I believe the OP is looking for a term that would describe a unique, unconventional use of code.
Mar
22
answered What is the English equivalent to the Japanese word 学者バカ, “Scholar’s fool”?
Mar
22
comment When saying supplier of a building material should the material be singular or plural?
On the contrary, you can say "the frame is made up of two woods." It would mean that the frame is made of two different kinds of wood. As @JohnZ explained, the plural suggests variety of kinds.
Mar
22
comment Is it “to play a game on someone” or “play games with someone”?
I agree with @KristinaLopez. I think "play a trick on" is a much more commonly used phrase to convey that meaning.