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Jan
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comment Punching several tons above my weight
That's brilliant !
Jan
25
answered Punching several tons above my weight
Jan
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comment Is there a word that includes laptops, desktops, Macs and PCs, but not mobile devices
So you buy separate "Laptop" versions of your PC software rather than the "desktop" version?
Jan
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comment Is there a word that includes laptops, desktops, Macs and PCs, but not mobile devices
In the development world "desktop" means not mobile- there is no difference in developing code for a laptop and desktop PC.
Jan
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answered Is there a word that includes laptops, desktops, Macs and PCs, but not mobile devices
Jan
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comment Term for the Fear of Fictional Characters
You could always invent a term - if you are good enough at Greek !
Jan
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answered Meaning of “not so apt to be solicited”
Dec
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comment Why is the 12/26 holiday homonymic with the fistifcuffing sport?
@Billj - I meant that it wasn't that the family got to open gifts on the 25th and the poor workers had to wait. It was that nobody got presents on the religious holiday but workers got some sort of annual bonus gift.
Dec
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comment Why is the 12/26 holiday homonymic with the fistifcuffing sport?
@HotLicks IIRC presents on Christmas day are a relatively recent invention (Victorian?). Certainly the C17 protestants wouldn't have approved
Dec
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comment Why is the 12/26 holiday homonymic with the fistifcuffing sport?
@FumbleFingers I thought boxing day might be unfamiliar to those speakers in His Majesty's former colony.
Dec
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answered Why is the 12/26 holiday homonymic with the fistifcuffing sport?
Dec
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revised What is implied by the bold sentences?
added 68 characters in body
Dec
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comment What is implied by the bold sentences?
An adverb = to want to do, to do willingly
Dec
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answered What is implied by the bold sentences?
Dec
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comment Screaming for the beagle
And the point being to show that Mr Scrooge was out of touch - the Lonon police force had been founded 20years before A Christmas Carol
Nov
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comment What is a single, all-encompassing term for an amazing find?
serendipitous ?
Nov
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comment What is the grammatical function of 'Celsius' in “ten degrees Celsius”?
@jaska - and why scientists would say 138 kelvin, to avoid the problem
Nov
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answered What does “All-stars” mean?
Nov
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answered Meaning of 'dead plumber'