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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
15
comment Should you capitalize mom or dad when you say, Susie's mom and dad?
No. You capitalize proper nouns. You wouldn't capitalize "Suzie's mom" any more than you would "Suzie's rabbit".
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...
Sep
19
awarded  Pundit
Sep
16
answered Is there a metaphorical word or phrase for a potential trouble maker?
Sep
12
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
12
comment Past tense usage in a formal email
"My resume has undergone some important|significant|minor changes since I contacted you in January"
Sep
12
comment Past tense usage in a formal email
This smacks of trying to sound formal. "Changes have been brought to my resume"? Passive voice is not only weaker, but now your resume is some regal document with servants bringing it changes?
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
10
comment How to specify the letter O, not a zero
If you're writing a question or answer it is the "Preformatted text" button (looks like { } ). Or you can just indent the line 4 spaces. To make some inline c0d3 surround the text with backticks (``).
Sep
10
comment How to specify the letter O, not a zero
Using the preformatted/code block syntax works for this site: 00OO00OO
Sep
10
comment Word for “people with write-access”
Generally, I would call them contributors or editors.
Sep
10
answered A little brain fart