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Software engineer, photographer, musician, and gamer.


Apr
27
comment What does the “eggy” in “eggy data” mean?
Presuming that somebody reverts the vandalism in the article, nobody would ever encounter this eggy again. Previously we would have closed things like this as Too Localized.
Apr
26
comment What does the “eggy” in “eggy data” mean?
(It's not a bad question; it just isn't likely to help anyone if it's a nonsense word with no currency.)
Apr
26
comment What does the “eggy” in “eggy data” mean?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the meaning of a meaningless nonce word.
Apr
23
comment Word for 'Lacking a subject'
I'm pretty sure there is such a literary device – this just isn't an example of it. (And I don't know whether it has a name, but I'd be interested in learning it if there is.)
Apr
23
comment Does the word “wizardry” have negative connotations?
Wiz and whiz usually mean wizardry, but with two Zs I suspect they more often mean urination.
Apr
23
comment Is there a single word that means “hitting the target but missing the point”?
@ArlaudPierre Unintended consequences wasn't given as an answer when I posted it; I was the person who suggested that ermanen add it!
Apr
23
comment A non slangy word for “distractible person”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about giving names to things.
Apr
23
answered Is there a single word that means “hitting the target but missing the point”?
Apr
23
comment Is there a single word that means “hitting the target but missing the point”?
You might want to mention the law of unintended consequences more directly, in addition to the brief mention in your quote. I was thinking of posting it myself, but I think it'd be a better addition to your answer.
Apr
22
comment Slang names for souteneur
Oh wow, so that’s where mack daddy comes from?
Apr
22
comment I'm looking for a word that is the noun-form of “poorly-constructed” and ends with the -ation suffiix
For another thing, reparation probably doesn't work well in this context, where it would likely be taken to mean a payment for compensation of war.
Apr
22
comment How to understand 'flatter to deceive'?
Given the poetic example that Kris showed in comments, I suspect that this expression is more often used figuratively, that it's about glittery things not actually being gold.
Apr
22
comment What do CI, CIM, CID, CIB mean?
@MrHen I agree, it's a weird construction. I suspect that the speaker was a bit idiosyncratic, or that the OP misheard slightly, not being familiar with the terms. I could see “She can pretty much do CI anything,” for example.
Apr
22
comment How to understand 'flatter to deceive'?
@Kris That second example does not appear to be the same expression in the question, in form or meaning.
Apr
22
comment How to understand 'flatter to deceive'?
@Kris Context should really be in the question, and telling me to Google it is not constructive.
Apr
22
comment How to understand 'flatter to deceive'?
Do you have an example of this expression in context? I haven't seen it used before and the definition isn't very illuminating.
Apr
21
comment What's it called when you lose contact with reality when watching a movie?
Yes, this is common terminology for this effect. The noun form is immersion.
Apr
21
comment Should Short Story Titles be italicized or put in quotes?
@Tucker That page does not disagree with me. It says to italicize the names of works that stand on their own, like novels and plays and paintings. The titles of shorter works are generally not italicized.
Apr
21
comment How to express in plain English for instance that “the first N slots are filled, with N between 0 and the number of slots”
Are you trying to say that the slots are filled from left to right, or in numerical order, or something like that?
Apr
21
comment Word for a company that doesn't generate any profit on its own, but that generates customers for its parent company
Loss leader usually refers to a product rather than a subsidiary, but in this context it makes perfect sense and is probably the best answer.