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I've been working with map projections and datum transformations for years, including in ArcView GIS, ArcInfo 7 and up, MapObjects, and ArcGIS.


Oct
23
comment Does anyone know the origins of “lucks a mussy” ( phonetic as I don't know correct spelling).
Where did you mother grow up and/or live? My guess would be lord-a-mercy or as you guessed Lord-have-mercy or Lord-ha-mercy were mercy is pronounced something like muh-cee.
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24
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Mar
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Jan
9
comment “The” before superlative
I would say 'all' is the superlative of 'most' or 'many.'
Jan
9
comment “The” before superlative
"Most" is not a superlative, so the examples aren't appropriate. Now if you said "The biggest tuna...", yes, "the" is required. You might be able to say "Biggest tuna..." but it sounds awkward to me (native AE speaker).
Dec
27
comment “Excuse Me”… Is it polite or just a terse way to ask others to step aside?
I'm American so I say "excuse me" when I'm passing in front of someone in a store, or behind them when I feel there's not quite enough room. In London (England), if I do that, I always got a surprised look and a jump out of the way.
Dec
5
comment Is there a phrase to say that someone's hidden intentions are revealed in his/her talk or movements?
In the example sentence, "revealed" rather than "belied" is correct. If you use the definitions and replace the phrase, "contradicted his true intentions," it doesn't lead to the meaning you're trying to convey.
Nov
23
answered What colloquial word is used when you don't remember a word but you want to use something for it?
Nov
23
answered Is it right to say “Thank you” in the response of “Thank you”?
Nov
20
comment Do I need to add “to” in every clause in a this sentence?
It's an awkward sentence with all the gerunds, but I wouldn't call it incorrect English. I would change this part at least, "...to learn how to apply theories to solving..."
Nov
7
comment What's the verb for making that “pffft” sound?
@Urbycoz, did you mean raspberrying? Or, "Blew a raspberry."
Oct
23
answered Americans stereotype Canadian pronunciation of “about”?
Oct
17
answered What is the story behind “Get off my lawn”?
Oct
16
answered What does the phrase “enable traffic to exit” mean in the context?
Oct
8
answered Determining which good sentiment to wish at each holiday
Oct
7
answered What's a noun to describe the state of blinking?
Oct
2
answered Meaning of Lyrics in “Diamonds on the Inside”