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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?


Mar
18
comment What do you call a country where the legal system is observed
It is a country where the rule of law is respected.
Mar
18
comment What do you call a country where the legal system is observed
The connotation would be wrong here, however. It would imply that they are so concerned with the letter of the law that they don't care about the spirit
Mar
13
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
5
answered What do “rallying troops” and “battlefield morale” mean?
Dec
5
comment Word for “someone who doesn't want you to succeed”
My Point-Haired Boss? :)
Dec
5
comment Is “chill” out of place to say to someone after a not so particularly good exam?
That is correct - although the proper phrasing would be "relax and don't worry about that exam"
Dec
5
revised Is “chill” out of place to say to someone after a not so particularly good exam?
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Dec
5
answered Is “chill” out of place to say to someone after a not so particularly good exam?
Nov
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
27
awarded  Custodian
Nov
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the difference between reference and deference?
Nov
27
answered Ways to Memorize “Discreet” and “Discrete”
Nov
22
asked What is the “oldest joke in the book?”
Nov
22
revised In what book was “the oldest joke in the book”?
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Nov
22
asked In what book was “the oldest joke in the book”?
Oct
10
comment small sense of joy/novelty from shared (http) links
Are you thinking of serendipity? Its more general though - the joy of an unanticipated find
Oct
2
comment A better “better”
Can you give a fuller example? Better is very good at comparatives, which is its function. In some circumstances, there may be a more appropriate word - but in this case, there is nothing to go on...
Oct
1
comment Is the usage of “so as to” correct?
It's in legal documents all the time...
Sep
30
comment Baseball metaphor, equivalent to 'lay your body on the line'
To which the average American who does not appreciate the pageantry can sadly only respond with cricket sounds. You know - chirp, chirp :)
Sep
30
answered Words similar to 'either' and 'neither' for 3 items