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I am a Systems Engineer with many years of experience in electronic systems, including communication systems, network systems, and radar systems, with a focus on signal processing and architecture. "Know your customer and his/her needs." My hobbies include photography, yachting, software development, writing, and foreign languages.

If you don't know what to do with your spare time, go walk your dog. If you don't have a dog, walk someone else's dog. It's a better way for you to spend your time than what you are doing right now. If you think you don't have any spare time, then you probably don't have a dog.


Mar
27
comment Where does the intrusive R come from in “warsh”?
@PeterShor - You may have something there. I may send an email off to Prof. Johnstone and ask her about it. She seems to be pretty enthusiastic about the subject, so maybe I'll receive a reply. If I do that' I'll also ask her about independent research from hers that addresses this. If I hear form her, I'll post it here.
Mar
27
comment Where does the intrusive R come from in “warsh”?
@Bradd Szonye - I'm not exposed to it frequently in California to be all that aware of other similar instances. One old friend always got my attention when he habitually pronounced Hawaii as How-Are-Ya. Unfortunately, he's gone, so I can't ask him where he got that from.
Mar
27
revised Where does the intrusive R come from in “warsh”?
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Mar
27
answered Where does the intrusive R come from in “warsh”?
Mar
27
comment Why is something fried on a griddle called grilled?
@Bradd Szonye - Awesome answer! Well done.
Mar
27
awarded  Generalist
Mar
27
comment single word to describe futuristic and modern building
Pioneered in the early 60s and 70s, it is referred to as a 21st century movement. The definition came from the reference made by Vito Di Bari, ... inspired by nanotechnology and the arts. The United States was pioneered in the 15th century, but it didn't become the United States until more than 200 years later.
Mar
27
revised “Bakeshop” vs. “bake shop” vs. “bakery” vs. “bakery shop” vs. “bakehouse” for a baker's shop, and “bakeries” for “baked goods” in AmE
added missing link
Mar
27
answered single word to describe futuristic and modern building
Mar
27
answered “Bakeshop” vs. “bake shop” vs. “bakery” vs. “bakery shop” vs. “bakehouse” for a baker's shop, and “bakeries” for “baked goods” in AmE
Mar
27
comment Why is something fried on a griddle called grilled?
Okay, David. I need to do more homework. :)
Mar
26
comment What adverb, typical of AmE, coincides the most with the BrE sense to “quite” [=to a noticeable or partial extent]?
Thanks. I'll check it out.
Mar
26
answered “In charge of” for “under the care of” in AmE
Mar
26
comment What adverb, typical of AmE, coincides the most with the BrE sense to “quite” [=to a noticeable or partial extent]?
@EdwinAshworth It's like everything I learned about English in the last two hours is wrong (head explodes!). Where can I find some good background on that?
Mar
26
revised Capital letter in parentheses after full stop
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Mar
26
comment Capital letter in parentheses after full stop
I don't like being critical, but you should provide authoritative references. Start here and check the accepted answer. Then look here. Then work on your Google-fu for awhile.
Mar
26
comment Capital letter in parentheses after full stop
Generally, you want to start a sentence with a capital letter. Have you reviewed the topics of capitalization and sentence formation? You might find more help at ELL.
Mar
26
comment What adverb, typical of AmE, coincides the most with the BrE sense to “quite” [=to a noticeable or partial extent]?
It's not so obvious to me, and I am an American. Could you explain?
Mar
26
answered What adverb, typical of AmE, coincides the most with the BrE sense to “quite” [=to a noticeable or partial extent]?
Mar
26
comment Is it possible to describe an event tensed ambiguously?
@Duckisaduckisaduck: Do the math. :)