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Apr
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answered “My job is not to worry about those people” — what does “not” refer to?
Apr
11
comment “My job is not to worry about those people” — what does “not” refer to?
The second one is how I read it. Job as "task" not "An economic role for which a person is paid": en.wiktionary.org/wiki/job#Noun.
Apr
7
comment English word for the comma between three digits
@AdamMatan There's a thin space unicode character. But you shouldn't be parsing strings to integers when you have already got the integer.
Apr
4
comment How to say removing redundancy and/or duplicate entries from a list of items?
@tchrist I appears I'm wrong about un- and de- :english.stackexchange.com/questions/25941/…
Apr
4
comment How to say removing redundancy and/or duplicate entries from a list of items?
@tchrist I would speculate that this is because the data haven't been actively duplicated, rather there just happen to be duplicates. There is no act of duplication to reverse as an un- prefix would imply, perhaps.
Apr
4
answered How to say removing redundancy and/or duplicate entries from a list of items?
Apr
3
answered Is there a single word for “Making a mistake just to make a point”
Mar
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comment Is there a technical term for when verbs in a sentence appear as if they have been swapped around?
Deliberately misusing words is a form of catachresis, but I don't think that captures the idea of swapping ringed and creased from their more natural contexts.
Mar
30
comment Racial connotations of the word “uppity”
@BenLee I said commentary not context. Whether "contemporary notions of social equality" are absurd or not is irrelevant to the question at hand.
Mar
29
comment Is there an English equivalent for the Swedish expression “the droplet that caused the beaker to overflow”?
You might also say: "it was the final straw".
Mar
24
comment Racial connotations of the word “uppity”
@TimLymington: Yes, it's a good question and I appreciate your distinction between offensive language and language people could be offended by.
Mar
24
comment Racial connotations of the word “uppity”
@StoneyB I think that MετάEd's main contention was that the answer went off-topic and strayed on to broader social commentary.
Mar
24
comment Racial connotations of the word “uppity”
I know you are asking this question in order not to cause offence, but perhaps one should avoid using racially offensive language in all contexts, not just around black people?
Mar
23
comment What connotation does “to fork one's repo” have?
@tchrist: Wikipedia agrees with you.
Mar
17
comment Russian: nationality and ethnic groups
@tchrist: Dude, Chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature.
Mar
17
comment Is “monkey around” offensive?
@EdwinAshworth: Tinker can refer to people of the Irish Traveler ethnic group.
Mar
16
answered Russian: nationality and ethnic groups
Mar
16
answered What is an idiom/slang for “someone who pretends to be good when they're not”?