665 reputation
214
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 11 months
seen Aug 12 at 16:39

I am a native speaker of US English who lives in the northeastern United States. I'm fascinated by linguistics and the means by which people communicate.


Jul
14
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
11
awarded  Caucus
Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Feb
24
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
15
answered What the #$@&%*! is that called?
Oct
2
awarded  Mortarboard
Oct
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
2
accepted Context to distinguish “we” inclusive versus exclusive
Oct
2
awarded  Critic
Oct
2
comment How does one correctly punctuate a sentence that declares that one has a question?
This is a much better answer than mine.
Oct
2
answered How does one correctly punctuate a sentence that declares that one has a question?
Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
accepted Word for “library staff member”
Nov
27
comment Word for “library staff member”
Oh, I meant to ask, was your library in the US? Mine was. Other answerers suggest that the British usage may be slightly different from that in the US.
Nov
27
comment Word for “library staff member”
I used to work in a library as well. This question was prompted by my needing a label for a form field. I originally used Librarian but was told this was incorrect. Nobody had a better suggestion, though. You're correct that I may be conflating the degree and the job title. I believe that this library may have required the degree of anyone who held the position, although I could be misremembering.
Nov
26
comment Word for “library staff member”
@TimLymimgton in normal British usage, is it appropriate to refer to nurses as doctors? This is definitely not the case in the US.
Nov
26
comment Word for “library staff member”
@BarrieEngland is that simply in colloquial usage, or terminology accepted by library staff?
Nov
26
asked Word for “library staff member”