Click here to Skip to main content
15,940,430 members

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For discussing anything related to a software developer's life but is not for programming questions. Got a programming question?

The Lounge is rated Safe For Work. If you're about to post something inappropriate for a shared office environment, then don't post it. No ads, no abuse, and no programming questions. Trolling, (political, climate, religious or whatever) will result in your account being removed.

 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
jmaida20-Jun-24 16:00
jmaida20-Jun-24 16:00 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
0x01AA20-Jun-24 15:43
mve0x01AA20-Jun-24 15:43 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
haughtonomous20-Jun-24 22:56
haughtonomous20-Jun-24 22:56 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
dandy7220-Jun-24 15:58
dandy7220-Jun-24 15:58 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
PIEBALDconsult20-Jun-24 16:01
mvePIEBALDconsult20-Jun-24 16:01 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
Mircea Neacsu20-Jun-24 16:17
Mircea Neacsu20-Jun-24 16:17 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
dandy7221-Jun-24 3:16
dandy7221-Jun-24 3:16 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
trønderen21-Jun-24 7:40
trønderen21-Jun-24 7:40 
Mircea Neacsu wrote:
"favorite file"
Which illustrates the ambiguity: Is your "favorite file" the one you would prefer over other files, or a file of your favorites (e.g. URLs, lovers or whatever)?

In this case, you could of course "favorites file" for the second alternative, but even if you can, maybe you don't do that. I have seen lots of such cases where I had to guess from context what the meaning is. The less ambiguity, the better. (Except when the very purpose of the statement is to play with the language!)
Religious freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make five.

GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
Amarnath S20-Jun-24 16:03
professionalAmarnath S20-Jun-24 16:03 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
Mircea Neacsu20-Jun-24 16:06
Mircea Neacsu20-Jun-24 16:06 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
Amarnath S20-Jun-24 16:21
professionalAmarnath S20-Jun-24 16:21 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
MarkTJohnson20-Jun-24 16:14
professionalMarkTJohnson20-Jun-24 16:14 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
Rick York20-Jun-24 18:13
mveRick York20-Jun-24 18:13 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
haughtonomous20-Jun-24 23:05
haughtonomous20-Jun-24 23:05 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
TNCaver21-Jun-24 3:23
TNCaver21-Jun-24 3:23 
RantRe: Too much verbing? Pin
MarkTJohnson21-Jun-24 7:54
professionalMarkTJohnson21-Jun-24 7:54 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
TNCaver21-Jun-24 8:49
TNCaver21-Jun-24 8:49 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
trønderen21-Jun-24 9:34
trønderen21-Jun-24 9:34 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
MarkTJohnson21-Jun-24 10:37
professionalMarkTJohnson21-Jun-24 10:37 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
englebart21-Jun-24 12:01
professionalenglebart21-Jun-24 12:01 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
MarkTJohnson24-Jun-24 3:27
professionalMarkTJohnson24-Jun-24 3:27 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
trønderen21-Jun-24 8:41
trønderen21-Jun-24 8:41 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
Rick York20-Jun-24 18:15
mveRick York20-Jun-24 18:15 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
David O'Neil20-Jun-24 19:01
professionalDavid O'Neil20-Jun-24 19:01 
GeneralRe: Too much verbing? Pin
Mircea Neacsu21-Jun-24 3:25
Mircea Neacsu21-Jun-24 3:25 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Praise Praise    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.