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The "pathetic fallacy" sounds like one, but isn't.


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Feb
27
answered What's the difference between “authentication” and “authorization”?
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revised Systematic version of “rummage”
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Feb
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suggested suggested edit on The Interrupting Colon – ie a colon after a verb
Feb
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Jun
10
revised “In undertaking a review” vs. “by undertaking a review”
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10
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22
asked Alan Turing’s “innings” meaning
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Oct
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accepted An alternative to “stakeholder”
Oct
1
comment An alternative to “stakeholder”
@Fumble -- Scenario might be something like, "End-user requests a feature, marketing says OK, coders say they can implement it part way, and operations says the underlying hardware can't support the feature in real-time". But I've also heard it used with only internal groups, no end-users. It may be misused.
Oct
1
comment What is the etymology of “blackguard”? Does this British-sounding word have subtleties in its use?
@mplu But 'wetback' remains highly offensive ; comparable in that it is a compound?
Oct
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comment An alternative to “stakeholder”
@Fumble -- no, not in this case. I've revised the question to make this more clear. I might want to get used to the usage, but if there's a serviceable substitute, I'd like to know.
Oct
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comment An alternative to “stakeholder”
@Barrie -- it seems that there is a shift in usage, from meaning something closer to 'shareholder' to the modern business jargon. Here's the OED example: 1993 J. Kay Found. Corporate Success Pref. p. vii, I see the firm as a set of relationships between its various stakeholders—employees, customers, investors, shareholders.
Oct
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comment An alternative to “stakeholder”
@drɱ65 Hmm -- probably my fault. I've rewritten it a bit.