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Web dev by day, aspiring author by night, and generally interested in (and opinionated about) way too many things.

Feel free to drop by my blog.


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comment the difference between “really” and “very”
@RandomDuck.NET: I believe you mean non-gradable. I also believe that not all people get irony. And true is only non-gradable in the boolean logic sense. In practice, there are always degrees of truth....
Mar
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answered What is an elegant way to refer to a figure displaying an algorithm?
Feb
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comment Which is correct: “Filename”, “File Name” or “FileName”?
"Under any circumstances" is a bit extreme. Consider for instance proper nouns such as MacDonald, McAfee, iPad, and iiNet.
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comment Why are there so few English words that begin with the letter X?
@MT_Head: xelactly!
Jan
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comment Why are there so few English words that begin with the letter X?
Doesn't anyone play the xylophone anymore?
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comment Pronunciation of “Einstein”
@ΜετάEd: I think that's being a bit harsh, especially on a newcomer to EL&U. Do you consistently down-vote every question that's not well-researched? Because I see many of those here, and some are still quite interesting. Is the question really an "egregiously sloppy, no-effort-expended post"?
Aug
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revised Pronunciation of “Einstein”
Introduced sources and tried to restate my points in a way that is hopefully less likely to offend...
Aug
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revised Pronunciation of “Einstein”
Edited in the hope of "unstepping" on some toes...
Aug
23
comment Pronunciation of “Einstein”
@DaveMG: Hmm, as that observation is based on years of personal experience, it probably is somewhat biased, but I don't agree that it's baseless, and I believe it is quite relevant to the question at hand, as it is exactly that inability to pronounce the sh sound in this constellation that led to English speakers pronouncing "Einstein" the way we do. Further, the bit about "amongst the worst" was meant to be taken lightly (I was actually going to say "Americans"), I certainly didn't believe anyone would consider their toes stepped upon. If it offends you that much, I'll take it out.
Aug
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answered Pronunciation of “Einstein”
Aug
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revised What does “When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth” mean?
minor corrections, added "saying" tag