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


4h
comment Noun meaning “a fixedly watch”?
The adjective is not needed.
4h
comment Noun meaning “a fixedly watch”?
Watch. That simple. I returned to my post and continued to stand watch. Or continued my watch.
2d
comment Are there rules to determine whether a musician's title will end with “-er” or “-ist”?
Your last sentence is right but backwards. If there is a verbal form, then you can use the -er ending, but the lack of one necessitates the -ist. Fiddlers can play the fiddle, Pianists can play the piano. But, while fiddlers can fiddle, pianists can pian. :)
Jan
26
comment Why is the British tv show “the Undatables” not called “the Undatable” without 's'?
Thank you for steering clear of why there isn't an apostrophe :)
Jan
26
comment Why is the British tv show “the Undatables” not called “the Undatable” without 's'?
You seem downright possessed by this argument. :)
Jan
26
comment Which punctuation is correct?
according to which style guide, or even which country's general styles? American English and British English generally differ over the placement of the quotation mark with regards to ending punctuation.
Jan
24
comment What is the common name/word for movies,games,songs,books etc?
Consuming media covers all but the games.
Jan
24
revised A good term for something that sustains itself via a positive feedback loop?
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Jan
24
answered A good term for something that sustains itself via a positive feedback loop?
Jan
24
revised What is the meaning of “He's got his quiver full”?
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Jan
24
answered What is the meaning of “He's got his quiver full”?
Jan
16
comment When to Use Closing Quotes
Jinx! Same time!
Jan
16
answered When to Use Closing Quotes
Jan
14
answered “Gastronomy winds”?
Jan
6
comment Compound word for stale and able
Didn't say they invented it- but they did popularize it. At least for me.
Jan
6
comment Is there a word to describe beliefs that are neither scientific nor false nor religious?
Popperism (the inability to be falsified) is a synonym in this regard.
Jan
6
answered Compound word for stale and able
Dec
20
comment Word order: “Tell me what is your opinion on this matter” or “Tell me what your opinion on this matter is”
Both are grammatical and understandable.
Dec
20
comment Telling if a word is a verb in the imperative mood
Why not look at the exclamation mark at the end?
Dec
19
awarded  Enlightened