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Sep
16
comment Word for a body of water that is sufficiently populated with fish and worthy of fishing in
Well played. +something
Jun
11
comment Does 'pinch' have an opposite?
@Frank although I'd agree in a pinch, sadly I would not rule out Apple patenting this innovation :)
Apr
15
comment What is the infinitive of “can”?
You're basically arguing that everybody is wrong because another, related, language has infinitives? I mean, we have "kunnen" in Dutch too, but I don't think it's relevant, though it's clearly related.
Feb
4
comment What is the infinitive of “can”?
Yup. And wikipedia was quick to suggest the periphrasis. Anyways, I'd been using that all my life, so that was also a bit of a moot point.
Feb
2
comment What is the infinitive of “can”?
Sorry, but this seems both inaccurate and not adding much to the conversation. Perhaps you wanted to comment instead. (I think you have to earn some reputation to be able to comment)
Feb
1
comment What is the infinitive of “can”?
+1 for the humour indeed. I accepted the other answer based on timestamp. Thanks for helping.
Feb
1
comment What is the infinitive of “can”?
@fluffy I do think you might want to file that as a separate question :) (Perhaps you are referring to the sense of bewilderment that you never actually noticed the defectiveness of these verbs before? The shock and detached feeling, as if suddenly a floor was ripped away from under your feet and you gaze into the abyss? Or maybe just "how can people be so ignorant". In that case, let me give a hint: non-native speakers)
Feb
1
comment What is the infinitive of “can”?
@kris thanks, edited
Jan
29
comment Can you help me to formally define the phrase “to edit <something>”?
The code sample was edited from being very succinct (0 characters) to somewhat more elaborate. Remember the zero-length swipe?
Nov
13
comment Word for delimiters which are placed after each item?
@Kris semantics :) That really depends on how you look at it. To me, it 'ends' a subsequence, so indeed it goes at the end. It's just not the end of the universe, at once.
Nov
13
comment Word for delimiters which are placed after each item?
Terminator. Hasta la vista baby!
Oct
21
comment Is there a word for someone with the same name?
@Kris I was aware of that. I added a few few scribblings for historical context. I'm not so sure that it will add to the quality. (If anything, it might even lead to confusion now, since the extra "priming information" wasn't there when the answers were being written. Oh well. I tried)
Oct
21
comment Is there a word for someone with the same name?
@Kris I'm fine with that. Technically, it isn't really clear what you want to achieve with that comment. I mean, if that is your opinion, why don't you just vote to close?
Oct
21
comment Is there a word for someone with the same name?
@Kris as far as I can remember/tell, I tried to not mention specific ideas, as I didn't feel qualified to suggest them. I just referrred to the alternatives we have in Dutch, and I was hoping to traduce into proper English
Oct
20
comment Is there a word for someone with the same name?
Oh, no worries: I can frobnicate perfectly cromulent words to fuzz my way out of many a situation that requires emfibbening :)
Oct
20
comment Is there a word for someone with the same name?
I could have probably constructed this one, but I was actually hoping for the 'commonly-used-idiom-unbeknownst-to-me'... Thanks for taking the time to improve this list of answers!
Oct
3
comment Single-word synonym for a “pedantic rule-follower”?
@J.R. Thanks. I'd never actually heard of bigot in that context. I think I only ever saw it in 'technical' contexts ("That is (not|only) for (functional programming|OOP) bigots")
Aug
25
comment Is there a word for someone with the same name?
I just revisited this question as it reached +20. I must say I've used name-fellow on occasion since, and it worked out. (Rereading the suggestion that name-mate would be pronounceable as /'neɪmeɪt/, I wouldn't use it. In my (Dutch) ears, it would ring more like nay-mate and I'd be confused. Subjective subjective, I know!)
May
25
comment Why do so many people misspell lose as loose?
Its probably for similar reasons that possesives get they're spelling mutilated so frequently.
May
25
comment Why do so many people misspell lose as loose?
Related: english.stackexchange.com/questions/29847/helper-loose-vs-lose