Doin' It Rong

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Doin' It Rong

  1. 1. A micro-talk about pedantry by Nate Abele (@nateabele).
  2. 2. • Depreciation • noun - a reduction in the value of an asset with the passage of time, due in particular to wear and tear. - decrease in the value of a currency relative to other currencies : depreciation leads to losses for nondollar-based investors | a currency depreciation.
  3. 3. • Deprecation • noun - to express earnest disapproval of. - to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.). - Archaic: to pray for deliverance from.
  4. 4. • Tenant • noun a person who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.
  5. 5. • Tenet • noun a principle or belief, esp. one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy : the tenets of classical liberalism.
  6. 6. “Don’t reinvent the f**king wheel; Use SPL (I’m looking at you, people who write directory iterators).” - Elizabeth Marie Smith
  7. 7. “For all intensive purposes” • Srsly, WTF? • Do your purposes concentrate on a single subject? • Are your purposes compressed into a short amount of time?? • Are you trying to give your purposes a lot of force or emphasis?!?
  8. 8. ‘Intents’, it’s f**king ‘intents’ •Intents • And • Purposes like camping!
  9. 9. F**king enunciate! i.e. “say or pronounce clearly”
  10. 10. • Alternate • verb occur in turn repeatedly • like zebra-striping table rows
  11. 11. • Alternative • adjective occur in turn repeatedly • Synonymous with the other alternate (confusing!) • But not that confusing, so f**king get it right! • For example, an alternate route.
  12. 12. While we’re on the topic of routes...
  13. 13. It’s route, not root. I don’t care if you’re Canadian.
  14. 14. Roots are the things at the bottoms of trees, and at the top of your directory structure.
  15. 15. Corollary: unlike root, a rut is what you get stuck in.
  16. 16. • Accept • verb consent to receive (a thing offered) : he accepted a pen as a present.
  17. 17. • Except • preposition not including; other than : naked except for my socks | they work every day except Sunday.
  18. 18. Perl
  19. 19. Need I f**king say more?
  20. 20. • Morale • noun the confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time : their morale was high.
  21. 21. • Moral • adjective concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character
  22. 22. • Principle • noun a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning : the basic principles of Christianity.
  23. 23. • Principal • adjective first in order of importance; main : the country's principal cities.
  24. 24. “Ajax is not s**t moving around on the screen. S**t moving around on the screen is DHTML.” - Ed Finkler
  25. 25. Irregardless
  26. 26. ‘Irregardless’ is not a f**king word!
  27. 27. See the red dots/squiggles that appear under it when you type? That’s not for no reason.
  28. 28. Maybe you’re thinking of ‘irrespective’?
  29. 29. “Go thou and sin no more.” * - Jesus * Approximate translation from the original Aramaic.

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