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I am an amateur with a love for the written word. English is not my native tongue, but I do have considerable knowledge of it.


Oct
18
revised What is a better way to name “The Wrong Question”?
added 323 characters in body
Oct
17
comment Should there be a comma in “Tell <name> <other name> says hi.”?
"Tell John Wayne said hi."
Oct
17
answered Omitting the definite article before “problem is”
Oct
17
answered Words order in a question
Oct
17
answered Meaning of “since changed”
Oct
17
answered Replacement phrase for “in that”
Oct
16
comment Drove my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
@Phoenix So it is. It also predates Lennon's death by 9 years. I stand corrected.
Oct
16
awarded  Scholar
Oct
16
accepted What is a better way to name “The Wrong Question”?
Oct
16
comment Drove my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
It is a line from the song American pie by Don McLean. It is -- I believe -- a song about the death of John Lennon.
Oct
15
comment Use of “so as not to”
@FumbleFingers Why do you think having an omniscient narrator is taking things too far?
Oct
15
comment Use of “so as not to”
Just a note: "The thief" is third person, and "so as not to cut himself" is a deduction that implies first person knowledge. Unless "the thief" is the narrator, or you are using an omniscient narrator, you may wish to reconcile this discrepancy in perspective. E.g. "The thief carried the knife carefully, as if he was afraid of cutting himself."
Oct
15
comment What is a better way to name “The Wrong Question”?
Yep, that's it in a nutshell. However, "XyProblem" is not very self-explanatory. +1 for the funny link though. ;)
Oct
15
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Oct
14
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
14
awarded  Commentator
Oct
14
comment What is a better way to name “The Wrong Question”?
Yes, the opposite of a good decision is a bad one. However, I would prefer a solution that is not as black and white. Your premise lacks a "because...", since it is not - from every conceivable aspect - necessarily a poor idea to build an underwater house.
Oct
14
comment Do the words “peasant” and “pissant” mean the same thing?
@Marthaª Oh wow, I've been quoted. =)
Oct
14
comment What is a better way to name “The Wrong Question”?
Combined with Hellion's answer: "You are treating the symptom of a design problem." That is rather close.
Oct
14
comment What is a better way to name “The Wrong Question”?
Perhaps this combined with jwpat7's.. "You are treating the symptom of a design problem." Comes close.