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I read code, I write code, I like code.


Feb
11
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
11
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
24
revised What does it mean to be “mortally wounded”?
add link to the quoted wikipedia article
Jun
24
suggested suggested edit on What does it mean to be “mortally wounded”?
Jun
5
comment Why eleven is not called onety one
An answer in the question @Andrew linked to explains that "eleven" and "twelve" actually derive from words meaning "1+10" and "2+10".
Jun
5
comment Why eleven is not called onety one
@AndrewLeach: I assumed that such a question exists, so the only thing left un-answered in this question is the "onety"/"ten" difference.
Jun
5
revised Why eleven is not called onety one
fix grammar (mostly)
Jun
5
comment Why eleven is not called onety one
According to that logic you should start with the question "Why is ten not called onety"?
Jun
5
suggested suggested edit on Why eleven is not called onety one
May
27
comment Have any pseudo-anglicisms become proper English words?
I think Walkman is different, because it started out as a trademark for portable audio cassette players by Sony. Similar to "Xerox" it was genericized.
May
5
awarded  Yearling
Apr
8
comment The opposite of “rights” — “obligations” or “responsibilities”?
I think this can turn into quite a philosophical discussion. In my opinion "responsibilities" is more fitting here, because of the way "rights" is used. In another context "obligation" can be the better match.
Feb
20
comment “When I'm sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead”
That's how I love my language: grammatically wrong, but perfectly understandable and arguable.
Feb
13
comment Why numbers are sometimes pronounced as individual numbers?
Personally I only use "four five six" if the information is not actually about a numeric value. I.e. if I count 456 different things, then I use "four hundered fifty-six", but if I want to go with the train 456 (which is not usually the one after 455), I am going with the "four five six".
Jan
17
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
13
comment Is there an idiom about wasting money and a window?
@Em1: your version is about 10:1 more common according to Google, but I definitely heard "beim" a few times.
Dec
13
comment Is there an idiom about wasting money and a window?
There's a similar idiom in German: "Geld beim Fenster rauswerfen" (literally: "to throw money out the window"). I don't know of an English one, 'though.
Nov
8
comment Is this ellipsis or can 'guilty' be used as a noun?
It's called conversion, and my favorite exmple is: Verbin weirds language.
Oct
29
comment Is it proper to use a colon followed immediately by a hyphen?
I've seen this rarely, but consistently (i.e. if I saw it in some body of text, it's everywhere where I'd have used a simple colon). My guess is that it's a regional thing, but I can't really place it.
Oct
9
comment Is “glass cannon” a generally recognized phrase?
Isn't the etymology pretty obvious? Then again obvious etymologies are often incorrect ;-)