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Software is like coffee: well made, it can make the most tedious tasks bearable; made badly it can ruin your whole day.


Aug
25
comment What's the difference in meaning between “I never would have thought…” and “I never have thought…”?
@Jakob "would never" and "never would" mean the same thing.
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Aug
5
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
9
awarded  Yearling
Dec
21
comment In natural disasters: died or killed?
Or, Everyone perished.
Dec
18
answered The difference between an analogy and a metaphor?
Nov
19
comment When can an adjective be postposed?
@Kris, No, I can't as I wasn't relying on a source. That's why I posted my suggestion as a comment.
Nov
19
comment When can an adjective be postposed?
The adjective can be postponed if it is the sole or principle descriptive term needed to understand a plural (or non-singular) category. e.g. matters mathematical courts martial inspectors general
Nov
14
answered Generic terms for people on opposite sides of a transaction
Nov
10
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
6
comment Scripts ran/run/running/?
Perhaps, but then my whole point was that run is probably not the best word to use here.
Nov
6
answered Scripts ran/run/running/?
Apr
8
awarded  Yearling
Jan
22
awarded  Commentator
Jan
22
comment Is 'petrichor' the only noun in English that means a specific scent?
@BigDogg More accurately, the page says Geosmin, which literally translates to "earth smell", is an organic compound.
Jan
22
answered Is 'petrichor' the only noun in English that means a specific scent?
Dec
2
comment What does the phrase “You're out of your element” mean?
+1 "A fish out of water" is a great example of the literal and intended meaning.
Dec
2
answered What does the phrase “You're out of your element” mean?
Dec
2
answered Is there a formal term for “snail mail”?
Nov
23
comment Collective word for food and drink
+1 for mentioning 'vittles' :)