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3h
comment The meaning of the expression 'Hippie stoner'
In this case, a picture is worth a thousand words, and a Google Image Search conveys the concept very clearly.
3h
comment Is it makeup or make-up or make up?
Since I missed the first cosmetics test, the teacher created a new one for me on the spot. It was a make up make-up makeup exam.
3h
comment Card with 10 tickets. What is it called?
I'm not clear on what the physical transaction is that is taking place here, and that tends to determine the name. If there are physical tickets torn out, it is a book of tickets. If it is a card which is scanned and not physically altered, it is a "pass". If it is a card which is punched or otherwise physically marked, it is, as OP and @SrJoven mentioned, a "punch card".
1d
comment What is the meaning of “a winged victory”?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winged_Victory_of_Samothrace
Oct
28
comment Is the genderless pronoun “they” appropriate and grammatical for a non-binary gender?
Lest it be missed, the very wikipedia page you linked has this section which deals with your question, and among other things links to this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singular_they.
Oct
23
comment Treatment vs Management
The dictionary definitions don't answer this sufficiently?
Oct
22
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Oct
20
comment Should street numbers be written as cardinal or ordinal numbers
@FumbleFingers the crappy little podunk known as Manhattan, New York City.
Oct
20
comment Word for obscuring bad or immoral acts with verbiage
@Blazemonger I agree that bullshit can mean patent falsehoods, but I think it also applies here, as well as to unnecessary language students pepper papers with to pad the length.
Oct
20
answered Should I put a comma in this sentence?
Oct
20
answered Word for obscuring bad or immoral acts with verbiage
Oct
17
comment What state-of-being would you be in if you are insulted on someone else's behalf?
You're not offended on someone's behalf... you're just offended. You don't even know if the Mexicans would find the statement offensive. YOU find it offensive and the emotion YOU felt is offended.
Oct
14
comment Etymology of a “pegged CPU”
@BlessedGeek Your answer is missing the point. While a "peg" may have been a wooden cylindrical dowel for hundreds of years, the usage in question ("being pegged", meaning at the maximum/minimum) is a more modern construct, and as the correct answers have noted, is based on analog meters.
Sep
30
comment Better phrasing for “the sum of cost of all the rows”
Wow, in that case I might use "Rounded total", "Actual Total" then compute roundedTotal-actualTotal and display "Total Rounding Error" :p
Sep
30
comment Better phrasing for “the sum of cost of all the rows”
If you have different groups of sums, you can get into "subtotals" and "sum totals".
Sep
30
comment Better phrasing for “the sum of cost of all the rows”
Wait, how could they be different? ... you don't work for the Cable company billing department by any chance?
Sep
30
comment Better phrasing for “the sum of cost of all the rows”
If you used "the total cost" and "the total data usage" wouldn't that adequately imply "all rows"?
Sep
30
comment “I actually might have to X” vs. “I might actually have to X” vs. “I might have to actually X”
It could be left out entirely...
Sep
30
comment Why is it a “gene pool”?
Motor pool, secretarial pool, pool our resources, "did you join the office football pool?", pooling securities (i.e. the credit default swaps of collateralized debt obligations that led to financial meltdown)...
Sep
24
comment Does “ruptcy” have a meaning?
"Rupt" as in rupture, corrupt, disrupt, erupt, abrupt...