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bio website adam.brandizzi.com.br
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I am Brazilian software developer with experience in Java, Python and C and interested in a lot of other languages and technologies (such as Linux, Mac OS X etc.). I am also interested in English and German languages and literature. And I am apparently the last person to prefer CherryPy to any other Web framework.


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comment What does “don’t pave the cow path” mean in this context?
It is worth noting (although maybe half-off-topic) that some would suggest to positively path the cowpath - that is, adopt what is of common use and works instead of reinventing it in yet unpredictable ways. See for example the HTML5 Spec, probably the more "formal" use of the term.
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accepted How to combine in a sentence two verb–preposition pairs that have the same TWO objects?
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revised Meaning and acceptability of “One fifty” when speaking of dollars
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comment Meaning and acceptability of “One fifty” when speaking of dollars
@FumbleFingers this seems to be the same situation. I am not asking about the use of "and", as I have noted before. Anyway, Charles never said “One fifty dollars” can mean $1.50; what he said is that “One fifty” can mean $1.50. I cannot assure it is correct but at least ten people agree with him and horatio subscribes to his explanation. Even if this point of Charles answer is wrong, clearly “One fifty” can mean 150 or 150 000, which is still a challenge for interpretation (at least for non-native speakers)
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comment Meaning and acceptability of “One fifty” when speaking of dollars
This is no coincidence, I tried to transcript it :) Neither did I say the narrator said it; instead, I said the woman said it.
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comment Meaning and acceptability of “One fifty” when speaking of dollars
@FumbleFingers to be honest, I cannot see what the questions have in common. The supposedly duplicated one seems to be about the use of "and" to separate some parts of some numbers. My confusion is mostly about not using the "hundred" in the number. Anyway, if Charles answer is correct (and it seems to be) this is hardly a "general reference" but instead a complex, context-dependent slang.
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comment Can “so” and “very” be used together?
Just a note: I find expressions such as "so very funny" are hyperbolically humorous. This sounds as an tongue-in-cheek exaggeration, so I would use it only in these situations. OTOH, I am no English expert and my opinion may be wrong, but this seems to be the case to me nonetheless.