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Personal Goals: To split infinitives, verbify nouns, create pointless backronyms, and revel in punnery.


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awarded  Notable Question
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Jul
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comment Why is WFM used for “working from home”?
I've seen 'wfh' degenerate to 'wtf' a few times.
Jul
5
comment What is the error called when two letters are mistakenly swapped?
xp is the 'transpose' command in the text editor vi
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Mar
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comment Origin of the word “cum”
@oosterwal: Acknowledged. 'Scum' did come* to mean ejaculate in some contexts, but not, apparently, in a timeframe that would have influenced this spelling. [* No pun intended. Really.]
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Mar
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comment Origin of the word “cum”
@oosterwal: etymonline.com/index.php?search=scumbag&searchmode=none
Mar
28
comment What does “pregnant pause” mean?
Although if overused, it loses its effect, and becomes little more than a catchphrase.
Mar
28
answered What does “pregnant pause” mean?
Feb
12
comment Is there a correct gender-neutral, singular pronoun (“his” versus “her” versus “their”)?
"Singular 'they' enjoys a long history" indeed! It was good enough for King James, it's good enough for me: itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/003485.html
Feb
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revised All up in my grill?
fixed wikipedia link
Feb
1
suggested suggested edit on All up in my grill?
Feb
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comment Is it Web site or website?
@Alex, that would explain the ringing in my ears every time I look at it. Please forgive my contrived example, but I'm leaving it because I can't think of a better one.
Jan
31
answered Is it Web site or website?
Jan
31
comment Why is “ass” considered obscene?
+1 "Why is any word considered obscene?" My sister refuses to say "butt" when referencing anatomy. She says "bottom."
Jan
31
awarded  Editor
Jan
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revised What does the British idiom “taking the piss” mean?
imperfect recall?
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