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I've recently completed my MSc Computer Science from a UK institution, and have moved back to the US to begin work. I write in my spare time, enjoy cooking, and apparently am addicted to signing up for SE sites :).


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awarded  Yearling
Oct
2
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
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comment Preparing for metric dominance: alternatives to idioms using imperial units
I've heard Penny Wise, Pound Foolish in America, who never used a currency called the Pound but instead uses it as a weight measure! I don't think changing to decimal pennies has a bearing on the phrase
Aug
15
comment Is the phrase “Infinitely more efficient” possible?
@EdwinAshworth In the shops where I've worked, imprecise language and hyperbole are surprisingly common, particularly amongst techies in their twenties. Nitpicking grammar for the sake of needling someone is also common. Shop talk is not necessarily on the same level of formality as documentation.
Aug
8
comment “Canary in coal mine” in a word
@oerkelens They are experimenting though: the hypothesis is just "Let's see if this particular mine is deadly" rather than "let's see if gas is deadly"
Jul
21
comment Meaning of “But I repeat myself” in Mark Twain's quote?
Maybe he's trying to say (clumsily) that Twain would be glad she was raising the general intelligence level of Congress by joining?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
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13
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
11
accepted Origin of the phrase “fire away”?
Apr
11
accepted Origin of “bite your tongue” as a response
Apr
11
accepted Meaning of “she will never get sore” in 1950s
Apr
11
accepted “Grit” vs “gritted”
Jan
28
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
19
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
4
awarded  Civic Duty
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2
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
14
comment What do you call a person who is given money to cash your check, usually using force, when the indebted people refuse to give your money back?
@MarkThorin There is reason to believe that Polonius was intended to be full of bad advice and hot air, and thus, the line was not meant to be taken as a life lesson in the first place
Oct
11
awarded  Yearling
Sep
12
comment What is this wordplay I'm thinking of involving homonyms?
@RegDwighт And that would be where I first heard the term: on WriteBadlyWell. I couldn't remember that either, to go look it up. Thanks!