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Java/Ruby/Groovy generalist with background in web development, dynamic (and less enjoyable) languages, and embedded systems.

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comment Idiom for “just because you give something a different name, it doesn't change what it is”
I don't care for the examples given. You're making a blanket assumption that what follows is inherently insulting, racist, or disrespectful, and I don't buy it. As pointed out in the possible dupe the responsibility for the perceived issue isn't only on the speaker.
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accepted Is a single-word sentence like “No” an independent clause? And semicolons
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comment Is the second “are” required in “Here are the ideas I thought are worth spreading”?
Should be "I thought were worth spreading" (past tense), or "I think are worth spreading" (present), IMO.
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comment Is a single-word sentence like “No” an independent clause? And semicolons
"[...] semicolons are technological, not grammatical." Interesting; I hadn't thought about it like that.
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comment Is a single-word sentence like “No” an independent clause? And semicolons
I may put a bounty on that question, then; I was not satisfied with it when I read it a day or two ago. I'll go over it a bit more, though.
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comment Why is the historical present tense used so often by sports broadcasters?
@Charles It's used outside of replay scenarios as well.
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comment Using “And” at the beginning of a sentence
@Robusto Or ellipses, if that's how one rolled.
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accepted Is “[I am] possessed of impeccable grammar” correct, idiomatic, or ironic?
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asked Is a single-word sentence like “No” an independent clause? And semicolons
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comment Is “[I am] possessed of impeccable grammar” correct, idiomatic, or ironic?
@FumbleFingers Toys! And I didn't get you anything :( What fun; thanks.
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comment Is “[I am] possessed of impeccable grammar” correct, idiomatic, or ironic?
@FumbleFingers Oh, that's a very interesting tool--I like that. I'd be curious to see that graphed against the number of books available.
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comment Is “[I am] possessed of impeccable grammar” correct, idiomatic, or ironic?
Okay; thanks. I know what it means, just wanted it broken down.