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Apr
2
comment What is wrong with the word “performant”?
"I would tend to avoid using it until the word becomes, well...a word." -- it won't become a word if it is avoided.
Apr
2
comment What is wrong with the word “performant”?
"performant" is not a synonym for "efficient". .. one can optimize a very inefficient algorithm; the code is optimal/performant but not efficient.
Jan
16
comment Is there a formal word for people that are local to a place?
We have a lot of local plants that aren't indigenous. Same goes for people.
Jan
16
comment Is there a formal word for people that are local to a place?
Wrong word. I'm not a native of the city I live in.
Oct
7
comment Was the word “nigger” an expletive in Mark Twain's day?
The ignorance and intellectual dishonesty of the downvoters is remarkable.
Sep
13
comment “Man” is to “womanizer” as “woman” is to what?
What about it? It obviously is not the correct answer.
Sep
13
comment “Man” is to “womanizer” as “woman” is to what?
"I say slut is no sort of equivalent. It's entirely different in its connotations." -- A womanizer is "a promiscuous heterosexual man". It has the same denotation, with gender changed, as "slut", and thus is a "sort of equivalent".
Sep
13
comment Usage of the word “meet” in the context of a phone call/video conference
No, your response is sadder (mine actually was about something, whereas yours is just reflexive comeback). And my comment was not "snarky" -- another word that you don't understand the meaning of. As for the time gap ... unlike you, I don't camp out here. And besides, SE is forever. Anyway, I'm done with you ... until some future year when I stumble upon this again and am unfortunately reminded of your existence.
Sep
13
comment Usage of the word “meet” in the context of a phone call/video conference
"I don't really understand what you're saying" -- Sad. "I can't see how I have failed to do that" -- sadder still.
Sep
13
comment A little brain fart
"It can be mature AND offensive" -- Apparently a brain fart led you to offer this strawman while failing to recognize that it is not consistent with "nicer [AND] less immature".
Sep
13
comment A little brain fart
The notion that phrases like "brain fart" are "immature" is confused. It is actually the hyper-emotional responses to such words that are immature. But if you're looking for more "professional" language, just say "Sorry, I wasn't thinking clearly".
Aug
15
comment “Add number between x … y”
That might be the case or it might not. Regardless, in many cases people don't ask their professors, or clients, or interviewers, or colleagues, etc. for clarification of the requirements when that's the first thing they should do.
Aug
14
comment “Add number between x … y”
Actually the appropriate thing to do is ask the teacher what they meant. Nailing down accurate requirements is a vital part of software engineering.
Aug
14
comment “Add number between x … y”
@Hugo While it's not likely to have been the teacher's intent, it's a good point ... and the OP should have asked the teacher what exactly was meant, rather than focusing on his/her own understanding of the words.
Jun
8
comment What words do you use to describe an unmatched couple?
You have an odd notion of what's polite.
Jun
8
comment What words do you use to describe an unmatched couple?
Someone who thinks this doesn't provide an answer to the question would be mismatched with an intelligent person.
Jun
8
comment What words do you use to describe an unmatched couple?
I would call them "intelligent people who aren't shallow like the OP".
Jan
29
comment Why is “sorry” used for both apology and sympathy?
It seems to me they really have nothing to do with each other at all. That's quite remarkable. How about "I'm sorry that I was offensive" vs. "I'm sorry if anyone felt offended" -- apology vs. notpology. Both are about regrets; they differ only in taking responsibility.
Jan
28
comment Is there a non-sexual phrase for sleeping with someone?
My point is that there are an infinity of phrases for expressing this, and mine certainly isn't the best by any measure. "Platonicly share a bed with someone" is another.
Jan
28
comment Is there a non-sexual phrase for sleeping with someone?
"tends to only be used with some kind of need" -- the need is simply of shelter and sleep. "My house is tented so I crashed at Bob's place last night" doesn't imply any more than that. Of course, it also has nothing to do with sharing a bed, so this answer is just wrong.