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Dec
13
comment Correct word or phrase for “outsourcing” within company
This is true, but non-specialists (average people in the USA) use the word Outsourcing in both cases, because the job in the USA dries up, and a job in India is created, whether the job in India is working in an IBM office (if the US job was at IBM) or for a contractor of sub-contractor of IBM, the general sentiment and terminology of the US-side worker would still be the same. Perhaps from the perspective of the Indian IT sector person, the distinction and wording would make a difference.
Oct
1
comment One word for “bringing someone up to speed”
Eschew bafflegab, "Onboarding" is awful corporate lingo, stick with plain english.
Sep
15
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Sep
14
comment Did “courage to work” used to mean “must be willing to stay sober during working hours”?
There is evidence in credible sources that this information has meaning. Question the sources, that's fine. But "you've over analyzed it" is not adding anything to the conversation. It's what we call an ad-hominem remark in places where logic and reason matter. Oh and the words Crazy and Conspiracy. This is not just unhelpful, it's rude.
Sep
11
comment Did “courage to work” used to mean “must be willing to stay sober during working hours”?
Did you live in the general vicinity of Hollywood in the late 1960s?
Sep
11
comment Did “courage to work” used to mean “must be willing to stay sober during working hours”?
This is not an answer it's just "I don't know, therefore you don't either".
Sep
11
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Sep
10
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Sep
10
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Sep
10
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Sep
10
comment Did “courage to work” used to mean “must be willing to stay sober during working hours”?
Because they have extensively researched that time and place. This might be usage that was restricted to only a single community in a single city, in a certain age bracket. I'd like to know how these uncool tv-and-movie-studio execs behind The Monkees and Easy Rider were hip to this jive.
Sep
10
accepted Did “courage to work” used to mean “must be willing to stay sober during working hours”?
Sep
10
comment Did “courage to work” used to mean “must be willing to stay sober during working hours”?
I think this is very interesting data, and shows that there's not a lot of easily accessible Language Usage data. My read on this is that these phrases were Underground and Countercultural references intended NOT to be widely understood OUTSIDE their own group. As such this data fits the picture provided by the Article that Dusty found.
Sep
10
asked Did “courage to work” used to mean “must be willing to stay sober during working hours”?
Jan
12
comment Why is it “behead” and not “dehead”?
There are a lot of German words using the Be- prefix as well, including "Behnehmen" which means "Behaviour". I wonder if the Be- prefix has similar Saxon roots to the old English Be- prefix.
Jan
8
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Dec
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Aug
19
comment “My personal opinion is…” Is it always pointless to use the words “personal” and “personally”?
When I say "in my humble opinion" that's gentle self-mockery. My opinion is usually not humble, and I know it.
Jun
24
comment What's the grammatical object of “at” in “at 2-0 down”?
The omission of certain joining words is a common "tell" for a non-native English speaker. So, as the result is awkward, and inelegant, no, you can't leave it out in your original sentence. Your comment is different. In some situations, terse or abbreviated speech is common, such as when "live blogging", or sports color commentary. In spoken english, such terseness is awkward.
Jun
20
comment a person's interests do [blank]?
This is all too passive.