6,678 reputation
11237
bio website
location New York, New York
age 57
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen 56 mins ago

Dec
10
answered “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”
Dec
9
revised Finding a suitable English translation of “An old donkey pulls all the weight all alone”
amplification
Dec
9
comment Significance of BrE vs AmE in the US
@AlessandroMosca: My school was probably "typical" of American schools.
Dec
9
comment Significance of BrE vs AmE in the US
As George Gershwin wrote: "I say "to-may-to" and you say "to-mat-o," etc.
Dec
9
comment Significance of BrE vs AmE in the US
@onomatomaniak: No, I said the other judges would favor American English and penalize British English. I managed to get the penalty "revoked."
Dec
9
answered Finding a suitable English translation of “An old donkey pulls all the weight all alone”
Dec
9
answered What does “intellectual fit” mean?
Dec
9
answered Significance of BrE vs AmE in the US
Dec
8
answered Definition of “Degree Objective” in Personal Statement
Dec
8
answered How to phrase a sentence with reference to “Least Superlative”?
Dec
8
answered Usage of the word “behoove”
Dec
6
answered Is there a word for a non-geek?
Nov
30
answered What does “pass over somebody for the nod” mean?
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning and origin of “set-piece battle”?
@PLL: I'd say that a "set piece" battle is one that has successfully been "wargamed" by the professionals.
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning and origin of “set-piece battle”?
@MattFenwick: To take off on T.E.D., a "set piece" battle is "supposed" to play like a wargame, (with set-up pieces) although it often doesn't!
Nov
17
answered What is the meaning and origin of “set-piece battle”?
Nov
14
comment Is there a word for the person who hides truth in order to deceive?
@ShreevatsaR: What he actually said was, "While my responses were LEGALLY ACCURATE, I did NOT VOLUNTEER INFORMATION." Yours truly shortened it for personal use.
Nov
14
comment Is there a word for the person who hides truth in order to deceive?
Welcome to the site. An upvote to get you started.
Nov
14
answered Is there a word for the person who hides truth in order to deceive?
Nov
11
comment Difference between “Excuse me” and “Sorry”
@Marthaª: I have. But my preference in this context is "sorry."