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web programming student, former code monkey of a HUGE international legal company that got too big for its own good...


Apr
14
awarded  Yearling
Dec
18
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
28
comment “Where are you now at?” — grammatically correct?
I was going to answer that I was told not to end a sentence with a preposition, but... I found this question. Read the first answer: english.stackexchange.com/questions/16/…
Jul
27
comment Is there a more concise term for a long-term girlfriend/boyfriend than “significant other”?
We took the term "fiancé" from the french and it works well for our purposes. Maybe it is time to adopt another word for this kind of relationship. Japanese use "koibito" and in Spanish I understand it is "novio". Some comedian or movie needs to get this thing solved! Where is Seinfeld when you need him...
Jul
25
answered Does 'virtual' mean real or fake?
Jul
24
awarded  Caucus
Jul
22
comment Which adjective to use for a hour that has already started?
The term I have most often heard is "...or fraction thereof..."
Jul
20
comment Do things that “get one’s rocks off ” always “rock one’s socks off ”?
I haven't heard it used as "sexually excited", I heard it to become sexually spent.
Jul
18
comment What is the meaning of “is must to ”
I have read "it is must that..." to mean "it is required to... but it was in very old English, in this case it is bad grammar.
Jul
14
comment When addressing my 'Sensei', should I omit the possessive “my”?
(Yes, there is a Japanese SE.) In Japanese (as in English) you would not use the possessive to talk to him, but you would if you were talking to someone else, as in "My sensei is nice." And in all actuality you usually remove most pronouns or references to people, especially yourself, when speaking Japanese. Saying "I did..." or "my car is..." is thought of to sound pompous, you infer the fact it is you or your car.
Jul
12
answered What does “doing five to ten for one thing or another” mean?
Jul
12
awarded  Scholar
Jul
11
awarded  Student
Jul
8
answered “Den” and “living room”
Jul
7
comment American English without an accent
I heard it was the Pacific Northwest... The few people that I have talked to from Nebraska had a slight southern twang that I don't hear on CNN or NPR. No argument, just saying what I heard.
Jul
5
comment What word is used to refer to a transvestite hater?
Are there people that hate hermaphrodites?!?! that is straight up stupid! I live in a pretty closed minded area but never found someone that hates hermaphrodites! Must be people that think the blame should be on the parents for doing something immoral...
Jul
5
comment When should I capitalise eucalyptus or other genuses?
OK, that is what I was thinking. Just got confused in the translation.
Jul
5
comment When should I capitalise eucalyptus or other genuses?
GAH!! So it is fine either way? the sentence: "I watched a koala climb the Eucalyptus tree." would be ok? or should I save the capital for talking about scientific terms?