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Software engineer, photographer, musician, and gamer.


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comment What is the meaning of “A.C. or D.C.?”
There’s a notable use in the Sweet song “AC/DC” which has been covered by Joan Jett in 2006 and Vince Neil in 2010.
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comment Numeric abbreviations in business quotes
As Patrick M notes in his answer to my question, M and K actually are ambiguous in some contexts and require more than a general reference to explain.
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comment Numeric abbreviations in business quotes
Thanks for pointing that out! I'd never heard of it. Since it appears to be technical jargon rooted in Latin, it might still be off topic, but it's good to have the information. Maybe I'll edit my answer if I have time.
Aug
22
revised Distinguishing between “opposites” of “ortho-”
Fixed misspelling, improved formatting.
Aug
15
comment 'Enjoy the rest of your day'. What is the name for such expressions?
Parting phrases are usually called valedictions rather than salutations, but I suppose that either word could fit here.
Aug
15
comment 'Enjoy the rest of your day'. What is the name for such expressions?
The pleasantries at the ends of letters (“Sincerely yours”) are also valedictions. The greetings at the beginning are called salutations.
Jul
24
accepted Terminology for a “group selfie”
Jul
18
comment How to understand these verses from the poem “The road not taken” by Robert Frost
I've heard that Frost wrote this poem to tease a friend who was very indecisive, and so it's meant to be taken literally, except for the last line which is sarcastic.
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
1
awarded  Enlightened
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1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
answered So [X] it's [opposite of X]
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awarded  Constituent
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11
comment What do you call someone who is so inappropriate that they are appropriate?
I know a few people like this. Some are seen as charming/funny, some merely tolerated. +1
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awarded  Caucus
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9
accepted Origin of “riff”
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7
comment Origin of “riff”
Wow, thank you for the excellent review of the available evidence! The verb/gerund examples are especially interesting, as they imply a somewhat different meaning than the word has now. Thanks!
Jun
7
comment Origin of “riff”
That seems plausible. Any references you may have would be useful, although I understand that they're often problematic when it comes to jazz jargon.