Repeating the consonant in many words in a sentence or phrase

In the movie ‘V for Vendetta’ you have for example (bold part): Evey: Who are you? V. : Who? Who is but the form following the function of what and what I am is a man in a mask. Evey: Well I can see that. V. : Of course you can, I’m not questioning your … Read more

Alternatives to “computationally expensive”?

The current version of a sentence I’m writing has the structure: Computing [such and such] is the most computationally expensive part of [algorithm]. At the moment, I cannot think of a better phrase to replace “computationally expensive”. I know it is legitimate to say this (“computationally expensive” has been published numerous times). However, it sounds … Read more

Is there a more common phrase that means “preponed”?

I was aware of this and this stackexchange post discuss the same. There is no prepone in English. Ok, then how do I say Our meeting is preponed in correct way? What is the correct word/phrase for prepone? Answer Our meeting has been brought forward. Our meeting has been rescheduled for an earlier time. I … Read more

What is the most eloquent way to transition into pointing out a major flaw in someone’s thinking?

There is phrase that I really liked and was quite articulate, but I can’t think of it. This is in response to a debate when analyzing one’s position or paradigm. Other ways: crucial fallacy serious mistake flagrant error pivotal blunder grave misunderstanding critical misconception Answer Perhaps: dire mistake fatal flaw Or if not, I guess … Read more

What is a less offensive synonym for “retarded”?

I occasionally use “retarded” when chastising myself or other friends. I know it’s not Politically Correct, but am I only allowed to say stupid? How long before we can’t say that anymore? Other words like “ignorant” don’t work well because well, I don’t like that word because it’s misunderstood (even though it works well for … Read more