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Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
May
17
comment A better way to say “to engage in double standard”
This would have been a winner if you did not ruin a joke with premature explanation. I hate when people do that.
May
17
asked A better way to say “to engage in double standard”
May
10
awarded  Quorum
Jan
15
comment Using “there're” to abbreviate “there are”
I do not understand the point of having contractions in the English language at all. They add flavor but they make no practical sense. Just how much longer is "there are" vs "there're"? One freaking character! This is the case with most of the contractions, with exceptions such as won't, which does save 3 ... characters. Wow!
Jan
7
comment What is an alternative to “Bless you” after sneezing?
Good boy/girl. Now wipe that off my face.
Dec
17
comment Can the word “orbital” mean expensive/high?
This must be it. While it is fun to invent new words, I would stick to the ones that already exist.
Dec
16
asked Can the word “orbital” mean expensive/high?
Aug
9
comment “Toilet”, “lavatory” or “loo” for polite society
I live in US and do not know what 'loo' means. You will not offend me if you say 'shitter'. I like when people use proper words. "Rest" room and "wash" room is mis-informative. That is not the primary purpose of those rooms. Oh, and overly polite people offend me.
Jul
29
comment How many syllables are there in the word “fire”?
Approximatelly 1.5
Jul
21
awarded  Commentator
Jul
21
comment What's the meaning of “bootstrap”?
There are several usages in computing. One of them is a concept of a bootstrap compiler en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootstrapping_(compilers) - e.g. a compiler for language X that is written in language X itself. Of course, version 0.0 is usually written in something else first, or else the recursion never stops ;)
Jul
10
comment What is a good term to describe the last of a dying breed?
Does XXXX have to be in English? It can be a lot of fun in other languages too.
Jun
26
comment Etymology of 'teaching grandma to suck eggs'?
I've heard "To teach father to have sex".
Jun
22
comment Is there a polite alternative to “No thanks, I'm full”?
The person who offers the food is also in a position to offend. In my book, straight answers that are slightly polite are always good. I would be pissed if someone talked like a BS politician for 5 mins rather than they told me straight: "I don't eat mushrooms, sorry." or "I am lactose-intolerant", or "Killing animals is cruel" or "I am full, thanks", or "I've had plenty, thanks" or "I am pregnant and all food makes me vomit" or "eating pig meat is against my religion, but thanks for trying" or "is that kosher?". I might not be their best friend but thanks them for being straight&saving time.
Jun
14
comment The computer has 48GB memory (or memories?)
So ... to take this further - did I write two lines of codes, two lines of code, two codes, or two code?
Jun
8
comment What does the phrase “Does the Pope sh** in the woods?” mean?
If the Pope sh** in the woods, then would Chuck Norris hear it?
Apr
15
awarded  Student
Apr
15
comment Should I change the structure of a sentence/add filler words to make sure that the sentence always starts with a capital letter?
Well, but 'l' looks more like 'i' than does 'L'. I think this can confuse the readers, for they would have to imagine what the lower-case 'L' looks like while starring at the upper-case 'L'.
Apr
15
asked Should I change the structure of a sentence/add filler words to make sure that the sentence always starts with a capital letter?