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Jan
5
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
That has a more natural feel as an antonym; concatenate is so formal while split so informal … parse sounds like the perfect nemesis.
Jan
5
awarded  Commentator
Jan
5
comment What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Etymologically speaking, uncatenate makes more sense than catenate. At least it means to un-"chain".
Jan
5
asked What's the opposite of “concatenate” in programming?
Jan
4
comment Pronunciation of verbiage and foliage
George W. Bush pronounces it \ˈfō-lij\.
Jan
4
revised Would the adjectival form of “on the premises” be on-premise, on premise, or on-premises?
shortened title
Jan
4
asked Would the adjectival form of “on the premises” be on-premise, on premise, or on-premises?
Nov
16
comment What is the preferred plural form of “bus”?
Or the present tense (3rd person) of to bus.
Nov
11
comment What's the difference between “big” and “large”?
Big predates large in Middle English: large came over from Norman French. Large is regarded as more formal than big, as are most English words coming from Norman French, because it was the royalty and upper classes that used these words the most while they entered the English language.
Nov
7
comment Is there a word for a change so small that it doesn’t seem to be a change at all?
@zano I see. So, not really a common parlance, more like a connotation among some groups of people.
Nov
4
comment Is there a word for a change so small that it doesn’t seem to be a change at all?
@zano, can you cite that? I've never seen or heard that parlance. Unless you mean those definitions the way some people might say "government" has come to mean some of those same things.
Oct
11
comment How can I describe someone who changes clothes frequently?
Or "changes her clothes to excess."
Oct
11
answered The friend who has the same dream
Oct
11
comment Is there a word for a change so small that it doesn’t seem to be a change at all?
Homeopathic means, essentially, to treat like with like. Its opposite, allopathic, means to treat with the opposite. The word has nothing to do with the dilution of the curatives, only the philosophical approach to treatment.
Oct
11
revised sylleptic parentheses
fixed grammar
Oct
11
suggested suggested edit on sylleptic parentheses
Aug
26
accepted Difference between “in progress” and “in process”
Aug
8
answered What do you call the process immediately after peeing?
Aug
8
asked Difference between “in progress” and “in process”
Aug
4
answered When writing instructions, is it OK to leave “and” out of a quick chain of commands?