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iOS programmer with many years in C++ and C#, mostly UI, from 3D game development to servers.


Jul
16
comment Why is there no “autumntime” or “falltime”?
Fascinating. I think I shall start using "harvest-time" in my speech.
Jun
27
comment What does “breathe down one’s neck” mean?
Googling suggests that the origin of "breathing down my neck" refers to (e.g.) a boss looking over one's shoulder, literally exhaling down onto one's neck.
Jun
27
comment What does “in spades” mean?
"I not only have X, but I have it in spades" would then mean to have the best kind of X there is. I think the meaning of "quantity" came next, but it's definitely there now.
Jul
31
awarded  Autobiographer
May
30
comment Difference between “garbage” and “trash”?
A garbage-collector friend of mine specified the distinction as "garbage is wet, trash is dry", and as explained further is basically this organic/manufactured distinction.
Apr
27
awarded  Supporter
Apr
27
comment What is the factual basis for “pirate speech”? (Did pirates really say things like “shiver me timbers”?)
Indeed, underclass English is heavily rhotic.
Jan
27
comment Is it right to ask “Where is the world's most fresh water?” without using the word found or located?
To me the construct "the world's most fresh water" isn't ambiguous, it's confusing. I consider as poorly constructed writing that requires your reader to consider alternate readings. Is he asking "where's the world's largest body of fresh water?" or "what lake contains the largest volume of fresh water?" or "on what continent is found the largest volume of fresh water?" or "where's the world's freshest water?" And what would 'largest body' mean if he used that -- by surface area? Without knowing what the author means, questions about the usage of 'found' seems secondary.