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Picture: Bighorn sheep, Zion, 8 Nov 2013

Author of programs yume as seen here and qenqote as described here

qenqote automates URL-formatting editing and can minimize the amount of manual editing needed when you include a URL in a stackexchange post.

Former pictures: Dakota puddles (prairie potholes), 2012-01-30; Yellowstone River icicles, 12 Dec 2011; Black-and-white ducks on YR, ca 6 Jan 2012; Eagle in eastwind snow, on south bank of YR, 15 Jan 2012; Sunlight & shadows on riverbottom, 5 Feb 2012; Duck in park puddle, June 2011; Trumpeter swan pair on Yellowstone River, 13 Feb 2012; American Avocet on Yellowstone River, 10 May 2012; Pelicans flying above Yellowstone River, 24 June 2012; Rainbow above Livingston Peak, 23 July 2012; Pelican in Yellowstone River, 16 May 2012; Rose/squirrel, 21 Nov 2012; old Bangalore station, Dec 2004; American Avocet on Yellowstone River, 10 May 2012;


Mar
15
awarded  Enlightened
Mar
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
25
comment Correct usage of lbs. as in “pounds” of weight
@whippoorwill, either form is ok; use whichever you like. The lbs form's frequency of use is increasing.
Feb
19
answered Is there a term for an offset quote that is only quoting the body of the text?
Feb
15
revised Noun for an individual that formulates a question and also for an individual that addresses an answer
fix 1 spelling + minor formatting
Jan
17
answered “Serial potential drop” or “series of potential drops”
Jan
15
answered Word for individual who tips the balance
Jan
12
comment Meaning of the word “FOR” used at the beginning of a sentence
You may find English Language Learners useful.
Jan
11
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Idiom for trying and failing, falling short and being disapproved
Jan
11
revised Why do English men's names almost always stress the first syllable?
Fix misspelled name + first paragraph
Jan
11
comment Which one is better, a matter of urgency, or simply urgency?
In your second example, substitute “is urgent” for “becomes an urgency”
Jan
9
answered How to word two items together compared to a separate item?
Jan
9
comment Does a nonessential phrase affect the pronoun?
Perhaps change “close group of friends” to “group of close friends” also
Jan
9
answered What is an alternate word I can use other than “field?”
Jan
9
comment Antonym for cumulative
Velocity's an integral of acceleration, while displacement's an integral of velocity. That is, both speed and distance are cumulative quantities.
Jan
4
answered I find that this monologue is very hard to understand
Jan
4
answered How do you call the largest unsigned item in a list?
Jan
4
comment What does “as good a film as the Coen brothers…have ever made” mean?
I agree that “Raising Arizona” is a good example, although Roger Ebert instead used “Fargo” for a comparison: «“No Country for Old Men” is as good a film as the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan, have ever made, and they made “Fargo.”»
Dec
30
comment Does English have a name for padded/insulated trousers worn over your regular trousers when outside in extreme cold?
Regional is perhaps a better term than either historical or dialectal. wiktionary says “(UK) trousers, especially if close fitting and tartan”. Google ngrams shows use of trews declining only slowly.
Dec
30
comment 'Ambiguous Nuts' or 'To Shell or not to Shell'
Please edit your question and state explicitly what ambiguity you refer to, and spell out what rationale you are thinking of for not using the adjective shelled in that context