Sometimes when I ask a question on StackOverflow or SeasonedAdvice, I get an answer that is the perfect succinct answer to my question. Almost provably the best answer.
In Swedish there is a word derived from the quick lookup you would do when you were doing an arithmetic problem in school, and you checked the Answers section in the back of the book.
The Swedish word is "facit". (I'm pretty sure it is related to the typewriter brand name "Facit" that was huge in Scandinavia during the early 70's.)
Is there an equally distinctive term in English?
A complete example for any Suedoisuisses
-Han tejpade först sina trasiga skor med silvertejp. Sen lite härdande silikon. De var som nya. 212 kr från Clas Olson.
-Du, jag tror facit vore en resa till myrorna.
I'd be pleased to learn the heritage of the word "facit" too of course, the letters alone implies a latin root.
My explored options that I am unhappy about are
- A perfect answer. This is just a compliment
- The answer I was looking for. It just serves my purpose
- The definitive answer.
I can't complement an answer on SO with "This is the definitive answer". It would be odd to me.