434 reputation
411
bio website w3dk.com
location United Kingdom
age 32
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen Nov 17 at 11:45

Stack Exchange Q&A site proposal: Joomla

profile for w3d on Stack Exchange, a network of free, community-driven Q&A sites


For some reason this question (from Oct 2010) has more recently been deleted but was still available on stackprinter.com. I had the accepted answer and was looking high and low for it to use as reference on another question.


Jun
16
awarded  Constituent
Jun
9
comment
spelling: "ques"
Jun
9
awarded  Caucus
May
7
revised Derogatory term for a rookie soldier
Spelling / grammar
May
7
suggested suggested edit on Derogatory term for a rookie soldier
May
5
comment What do you call a person who is very fussy about weather?
@Arkamis: Whilst us "Brits" might like to "talk about the weather", we don't necessarily complain about it. "Old people" on the other hand do little else but complain about it!
May
5
comment What do you call a person who is very fussy about weather?
@APrejean: I think if someone is "depressed in the Summer/Winter" they are just "depressed" ;)
Apr
30
comment Singular of “dice”
To be honest, although I've "always" known that technically the singular is "die". The usage of "dice" for both singular and plural in the spoken language is far more common in my experience. (Southern England)
Mar
10
comment How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
In that case, how you would pronounce "80x86" is dependent on the subject, not specifically the English language.
Mar
10
comment Mnemonic for spelling 'anonymous'?
anon - y - mou(se)
Mar
10
comment How to pronounce “80x86”, “Linux 2.6”, and “Figure 3-1”?
Is "80x86" an arithmetic expression? ie. "80*86", or literally the characters as given? The context could alter how it is said.
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
comment Are “unestimated” and/or “non-estimated” correct English?
either "estimated" nor "not estimated" - shouldn't that be "or", not "nor"?
Feb
10
comment Too many “and”s? Is it grammatically correct?
@BillFranke: I'm curious, which search engine suggests "career" when searching for "carer"? Having tried both google.co.uk (which I wouldn't have expected the suggestion) and google.com, even when logged out in incognito mode I cannot trigger this suggestion?
Feb
10
comment Too many “and”s? Is it grammatically correct?
@DavidSchwartz: Isn't "carer" or "caregiver" dependent on the locale? In the UK, "carer" is correct. According to my (British) English Dictionary, "caregiver" is a North American term?
Feb
4
awarded  Analytical
Feb
4
awarded  Custodian
Feb
4
reviewed Satisfactory I am “friends” with John, then John is “x” to me
Feb
4
awarded  Informed
Dec
20
comment Verb agreement in “Where is the Messiah and his Kingdom?”
"Where is ..." sounds better to me!