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I post on Usenet using my real name, David Krauss.


Apr
7
comment Is there a difference between “vice”, “deputy”, “associate”, and “assistant” as descriptive job titles?
Vice usually combines only with president, as far as I know. Because the word has another meaning, a "vice manager" sounds like someone who would be fun, but I unfortunately don't work in that kind of industry.
Feb
28
comment “Weapon platform” or “weapons platform”?
What? What does this all mean? The plural of a noun can also be used a modifier, right? Also, "64-bit" cannot be used as a noun, supposing that's the intent of the first example.
Feb
28
answered “Weapon platform” or “weapons platform”?
Feb
16
comment Is there a word to describe a highly desirable cursed treasure?
Always reminds me of Homer Simpson, "mmmm, forbidden doughnut." Forbidden fruit fits very well for certain kinds of curses.
Feb
12
comment Too, two, and to
Five ways, then: Phonetic /tu/ is certainly a spelling. Of course, there's really just one way to spell each word.
Feb
11
comment A word which comes with meaning like “something that works in parallel”
@infant: Concurrence means two things happen at the same time, simultaneously. Complementary means they benefit each other. The meanings are quite different, so be sure to choose what you mean.
Feb
10
answered A word which comes with meaning like “something that works in parallel”
Feb
10
comment Too, two, and to
That makes four ways…
Feb
7
answered Why is New York City also called “the Big Apple”?
Feb
7
comment Origin of the meaning of joe
@Kiam: It is not used with "average," but neither is it used alone. It is an idiomatic phrase.
Feb
6
answered Is there a name for the emotional response to cuteness?
Feb
6
comment What is the origin of “earthling”?
"Earthite" sounds like a mineral, perhaps a hard clay. Any way to find the 16th-century source?
Feb
6
answered Should I use “his/her” or “its”?
Feb
6
answered Origin of the meaning of joe
Feb
6
comment Is there a difference between “disc” and “disk” for naming digital storage media?
@mickeyf: There is presently no reason to project that the density of semiconductor memory will ever exceed that of magnetic. Nor will anything supplant optical media for content hardcopy distribution, since they consist of pressed metal foil. "Trending toward historical" sounds like some weasel words.
Feb
6
comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
en.wiktionary.org/wiki/antipodes lists that as an acceptable alternative pronunciation.
Feb
6
comment What kind of accent is this?
100% Russian. Also he is apparently now in China, suggesting he crossed the land border.
Feb
6
comment What kind of accent is this?
He is not Spanish or Irish. Deduction, not induction.
Feb
6
revised Adjective of “ignore”
added 300 characters in body
Feb
6
answered “A lost cause, that is.”