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Re^2: poll ideas quest 2016

by jaredor (Priest)
on May 19, 2016 at 04:13 UTC ( #1163409=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: poll ideas quest 2016 (lookup word definition)
in thread poll ideas quest 2016

When someone tells me I really should look it up.

More subtly: When someone tells me it was a very cromulent word that I used.

(BTW, I find that programmers love wordplay, which perplexes, even vexes, self-proclaimed "writers".)

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Re^3: poll ideas quest 2016
by chacham (Prior) on May 19, 2016 at 13:54 UTC

    Nice one. Added as "Someone challenges my use of a it".

      Thanks. Since you have that sentence copied verbatim into the list above, might I suggest that I think you have an extra indefinite article in it? :-)

      You could probably drop those last three words and achieve the same effect: "Someone challenges my use." Or, if that is too poetic for you, "Someone challenges my usage."

      Forgive me for adding yet another non sequitur to another response to you (I blame the late hour for the fuzzier focus) but I notice that you mention "dictionary" in your list, but not Google. I use browser word lookup a lot. Being able to just type a word in the address bar and get a definition back as a top result has really changed the way I write (and maybe not always for the better). It isn't just that there is the internet available. I remember back in the day (with the Internet, capital I!) it took me an hour with Alta Vista to find the definition and etymology of the word "skosh".

        might I suggest that I think you have an extra indefinite article in it

        That's a funny formation. Anyway, thanx for the typo, it has been fixed.

        You could probably drop those last three words

        I admit my sins. I am trying to keep the options smaller on top and larger on the bottom (in my current setup) and at the same time not break the set of "don't know," "not sure," and "not positive". I know i added redundant words to one option because of it, perhaps that was the one.

        you mention "dictionary" in your list, but not Google

        I intended all such things in "The dictionary plugin/app is working". I personally use an FF plugin, though my mac has other options as well. If that is not clear, please help me add another well-worded option.

        Alta Vista

        Those were the days my friend / We thought they'd never end.

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