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    Pixie in the Playground
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    Default Re: What new words have you learned recently?

    Feeder in games :D I didnt know what it mean a lot of years, and now one good person have explained me who i am :D I'm crying x)

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    Firbolg in the Playground
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    Having to make major edits tells me you didn't spend enough time on the planning and outline stage. Or you started writing while still doing your research, which is really just wasted effort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogar Demonblud View Post
    Having to make major edits tells me you didn't spend enough time on the planning and outline stage. Or you started writing while still doing your research, which is really just wasted effort.
    Or your client changed their mind on formatting, etc. while you're already halfway through writing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rynjin View Post
    Or your client changed their mind on formatting, etc. while you're already halfway through writing.
    Or you're the third proofreader to get involved and find out that the previous editor changed every instance of an obscure industry term used extensively by the author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imbalance View Post
    Or you're the third proofreader to get involved and find out that the previous editor changed every instance of an obscure industry term used extensively by the author.
    Or you have a function that you needed to add an extra input to and now have to find everywhere it gets called so you can add the extra input.
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    Rockphed said it well.
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    I'm reading a detective novel where the main character likes big words; you'll be getting a bunch for a while.

    Metonymy: a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept.

    "I looked at Henry and knew he was was a suit; later he admitted he'd been in business since childhood."
    A long surcote of pers upon he hade, / And by his syde he baar a rusty blade. - Chaucer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Knight View Post
    I'm reading a detective novel where the main character likes big words; you'll be getting a bunch for a while.

    Metonymy: a figure of speech in which a thing or concept is referred to by the name of something closely associated with that thing or concept.

    "I looked at Henry and knew he was was a suit; later he admitted he'd been in business since childhood."
    Closely related to Synecdoche, where a single part of something is used to refer to the whole. "The long arm of the law."
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