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Long-time coder, with some interest in French and Philosophy.

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comment Why use BCE/CE instead of BC/AD?
I am not a Christian, but I don't care about using Christian terminology to refer to a date based purely on a Christian myth. If we were using a Japanese calendar, I'd be fine using Japanese terminology to refer to it. BCE/CE seems like a hypercorrection to me.
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answered When to use “is” vs. “are”
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answered “Don't be safe, nor sorry”
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accepted Opposite of “out of date”?
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asked Opposite of “out of date”?
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comment I'm tired of writing out the phrase “himself or herself”. What are my options?
Done. (10 more to go...)
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revised I'm tired of writing out the phrase “himself or herself”. What are my options?
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comment What do you call a house with a yard?
Actually we generally call free-standing houses "detached houses".
Dec
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comment Wondering if this mixed conditional is correct or not ( taken from Euronews )
The sentence just seems to be missing the word "for". Obama also stressed that more sanctions were being prepared against Russia for if the West decided it (Russia) engaged...
Dec
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comment Is there a name for a war where everyone fights everyone else?
Perhaps "total war"?
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comment Etymology of “compiler” (computer term)
So the term seems to be referring to the fact that you're compiling different cards together into one program.
Dec
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comment The Equivalent Term for Pharmacy in the UK
This answer is nonsense. I live in the UK and the most common word to use is "pharmacy". I've never heard it described as a "drugstore".
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