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I am the programmer your mother warned you about.


Jan
8
comment What should be a term of an item in Knowledge Base structure?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about user interface elements. ux.stackexchange.com would likely be a better place for it.
Jul
25
comment Should I use period pronunciation when reading poetry aloud?
Also, large pat on the head offered to anyone who can offer a good suggestion of how to pronounce "evil" and "devil" so they rhyme.
Jul
6
comment American English without an accent
Related (but not a duplicate): english.stackexchange.com/questions/1884/…
Jun
5
comment Is 'this this' correct?
Buffalo sentence: english.stackexchange.com/a/2462/58
Jun
4
comment “Ground floor” vs. “first floor”
Did you end up in the garage? That's where I usually assume G will take me.
Apr
18
comment Opposite of 'Midas touch'?
I work with a guy we call "Fecal King Midas."
Mar
13
comment Name for words created from mispronunciations?
Mondegreens arise from mis-hearings, not mispronunciations. The error is on the listener's side, not the speaker's so ... related, but not it. Eggcorn is pretty good, though.
Jan
27
comment Manifest vs. Manifested in relation to the glory or presence of God
Can you clarify your question a little? Are you interested in the meanings of the two words and how they differ, or just whether the author can use the two words interchangeably?
Jan
27
comment Why use “his” in association with the word “mankind”?
This response does not answer the question "Why use 'his' in association with the word 'mankind'?"
Jan
27
comment How exactly to pronounce 'alphabetical' and 'pharmaceutical' in American English
Related question: english.stackexchange.com/questions/13980/…
Jan
25
comment Why does “pre-” change the meaning of “dominantly” to mean “for the most part; mainly”?
It makes your question moot -- if "pre" is not a prefix in this case, then asking how "pre" changes "dominantly" is an unanswerable question. Kind of like how you can't figure out what the "pre" is doing in "preemption" because "emption" isn't a word in English -- "preemtion" came as a whole word from Latin and trying to break it into parts just doesn't work.
Jan
5
comment Which is correct: “troubleshooted” or “troubleshot”?
@Eduardo I'm not sure to what elephant you refer, but perhaps it needs to be shooted/shot.
Mar
30
comment “Knocked up” to mean “woken up”
So do the British never use "knocked up" to mean "made pregnant"?
Mar
30
comment “Knocked up” to mean “woken up”
Can't believe I hadn't connected "knock up" = "knocking on a door + wake up."
Feb
16
comment Is there a word to describe a highly desirable cursed treasure?
Double-edged sword isn't really it, but "forbidden fruit" is very good.
Feb
16
comment Is there a good substitute for the word “scarper” in American English?
Scamper is a pretty obvious replacement for scarper -- I'd be surprised if they don't share a derivation.
Feb
16
comment Is there a word to describe a highly desirable cursed treasure?
Really? Don't we all want something that will grant us three wishes? (At least until we find out about that darn curse.)
Feb
9
comment “Oriented” vs. “orientated”
Orientated is very common in U.S. military usage. If you're hearing it there, give up any hope of correcting it.
Feb
2
comment What is a respectful way to refer to a person who has died?
+1 for Python reference, -1 for the (admittedly unlikely) chance that a non-native speaker picks up one of the phrases. Net effect: no vote.
Jan
20
comment What does “high-capacity magazine clip” mean?
I believe the original meaning (a place for storing goods/ammunition) is still widely used aboard naval vessels.