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bio website dvt.co.za
location South Africa
age 43
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seen Dec 4 '13 at 4:08

I have been developing software of all shapes and sizes using Microsoft technologies for around 20 years now.

The wonder of our profession is no matter how much experience we have, is that we continue to learn something new every day.


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answered Is there a particular name for this kind of “poster”? Is this called a poster?
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answered “fix me that account” or “fix that account for me”
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comment Origin of “lacksadaisical” (misspelled and mispronounced for “lackadaisical”)
Thanks Barrie - I guess this is lost in the mists of time. I will take great pleasure in correcting my colleagues (or boss :) next time I hear it.
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comment Origin of “lacksadaisical” (misspelled and mispronounced for “lackadaisical”)
Am fully aware of the correct spelling and meaning, as my OP suggests, however the question revolves around the origin of the mispronunciation which has become widespread in Southern Africa.
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comment Is there a word for someone with the same name?
I'm not sure I would approach a stranger in a rough area of town and tell him that we are homonyms or homonymous - it might be misconstrued :)
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comment “Attendance at” or “attendance of”
Nice question - attendance has historically been associated with a specific physical location.
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comment Is “looking to” acceptable English in this use?
+1 - to convey a potential objective in a very non-committal manner. Excellent vocab for salesmen and politicians IMHO.