SinTax'ed Enough

Joined: June 25, 2013

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Re: “hack” in “hackathon”  •  June 26, 2013, 8:52am  •  0 vote

I agree that the verb "hack" is the key, but I think some of the postulations are overthinking it. The basic meaning is to chop roughly; a sub-meaning, used with "into," is to gain access by chopping

Re: Possessive with acromyms ending in S  •  June 26, 2013, 12:18am  •  0 vote

I disagree with John (from 8 years ago!). I don't know his authority on the original coinage of TLA, but it stands to reason that the A was not intended to stand for "abbreviation," as an abbreviatio

Re: Fit as a butcher’s dog  •  June 25, 2013, 11:26pm  •  0 vote

Although (being not from any part of England) I have never heard the expression, it seems fairly straightforward and apt. Incidentally, I believe that the expression would be called a "simile," rath

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  June 25, 2013, 10:45pm  •  0 vote

For all the high brow "academics" out there - "Curriculum Vitae" is also what Playboy calls the "résumé" of the Playmate of the Month!