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Busy pensioner who favours multilingualism.


Retraitée active en faveur du pluriliguisme.


Nov
2
comment words derived from French that have re-entered French from English
There's a list (work in progress) of them on French Language: french.stackexchange.com/a/8285/358
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
24
awarded  Good Answer
Sep
22
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What does “I got a bee up my ass about you two” mean?
Sep
20
revised About the phrase “ pick someone brain”
missing apostrophe
Sep
12
awarded  Yearling
Sep
8
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Expression: Bag of hammers
Sep
7
comment Is “bitten” the correct word choice in the following sentences?
@AndrewLeach I'm quoting you in my answer here but not sure I'm not mis quoting you (i.e. out of context)
Aug
20
awarded  Excavator
Aug
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Single word for “time of the day”
Aug
20
revised “Your order has shipped”
formatting of weblink
Aug
20
comment “Your order has shipped”
To corroborate your analysis. One of the examples for transitive/intransitive use of ship in Macmillan's dictionary is: Version 4.0 should ship in a week or two. And a page on Macmillan's website. Your very good answer was written prior to this, so of course you couldn't find it in your research. A very late upvote from me, but I've just hit on this question/answer.
Aug
11
comment Etymology of English “Achoo” relative to other sneezing onomatopoeiae
To be mentioned French atchoum pronounced /a.tʃum/ very close to the English /əˈʃtuː/.
Jul
24
comment ''We average 8 hours’ work a day.'' Is this a correct sentence?
Yes, and the sentence "We average 8 hours’ work a day." is correct.
Jul
24
comment ''We average 8 hours’ work a day.'' Is this a correct sentence?
Nothing wrong with the word order of "We average 8 hours’ work a day." where average is a verb.
Jul
13
comment Where does the expression “carrot and stick” come from?
Answer is here
Jul
10
comment “Prefer to” vs “prefer than”
If you look at TrevorD's answer that was given last year, an answer that is correct, as well as the comments on that page you'll see why yours is wrong. As TrevorD says "That's just the way it is - that's the way the language has developed."
Jul
8
comment What is the difference between “Computer science” and “Informatics”?
The same question was asked on ELL where it got what I think is a very good answer.
Jul
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Send money / Request money