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answered Better term than “hardcoded” for end-user documentation
Apr
20
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Apr
20
comment What is the term for a group of liches?
I think "score" here is used in its literal sense, meaning "twenty" in the same way one might say, "dozens of soldiers." It's not a collective noun. Similarly, the "chorus" is probably imagery meant to describe how they are acting together, like an "army of street sweepers," not a collective noun. A pod of whales, a parliament of owls, or a murder of crows doesn't function like a pod of peas, the Parliament of England, or the murder of Jesse James.
Apr
14
answered when writing a noun that shows a parenthetical plural suffix option, is it, “policy(ies)” or policy(s)"?
Apr
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comment “Records” vs “recordings” in a record label company's name
The "Record" companies you mention were founded in the first half of the 20th century, when "records" were vinyl discs. The "Recordings" companies were started in 1989 or later, when tapes, CDs, and mp3s outsold vinyl records. Certainly things like tax records are kept on media other than vinyl, but in audio, the word "record" is strongly associated with vinyl. Also, the record companies are in the US and the recordings companies are in the UK.
Mar
30
comment What does “dredging deep for steel” mean?
Dredging may turn up salvageable wreckage that contains steel. The phrase still isn't clear.
Mar
27
comment What does the idiom, 'bolt from the fold', mean?
It's not just "people who want to say nasty things about churchgoers" who liken congregations to sheep. Jesus Christ refers to himself as a shepherd and his people as sheep, for example in John 10:14.
Mar
24
comment If A is a component of B, then what is B relative to A?
A Mentor is not "one who ments," but rather "someone who acts like the character in The Odyssey whose name was Mentor". Mentor was a father figure to young Telemachus while Odysseus was at war. Thus, "Mentee" is not a good choice for an example of the word relationship you are talking about.
Mar
18
comment “Robust” as a noun
In the same way that we say, "Youth is wasted on the young," we might say "Only the robust should attempt this hike." But a "robust person" or "robust worker" or something else that makes sense in context could work.
Mar
12
comment How do I invent a word targeted to english speakers?
You might look into Markov text generators.
Mar
1
comment Pronunciation of “release”
Did you mean to ask about realize? Can you use the word in a sentence so we can be certain we know what word you are asking about?
Feb
27
awarded  Yearling
Feb
27
answered Levelized in“ levelized cost of energy”
Feb
5
revised What is it called when you are sent by the organization you work for to do a one day task in another city?
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Feb
5
answered What is it called when you are sent by the organization you work for to do a one day task in another city?
Feb
5
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
5
answered “Queue” without sequential order implications?
Jan
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
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comment Is there another expression for “my manager's manager”?
It is used in this workplace stack exchange answer. There are 34 uses in the Ars Technica OpenForum Boardroom. I've never heard it spoken in person.