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I’m Tom Christiansen, author of Programming Perl and Perl Cookbook from O’Reilly. I’m a freelance instructor giving courses in Perl programming, including Unicode and regular expressions. I’ve been using BSD Unix for 30 years now; like your maid, I don’t do Windows.

I’ve undergraduate degrees in Spanish and in Computer Science, and a graduate degree in compsci focusing on operating systems design and in natural language processing. I’ve studied Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Latin, and German, with a smattering of other languages thrown in. For the last few years I’ve been dabbling in computational linguistics.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Man-hour vs. person-hour? Is the former now considered politically incorrect?
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revised SAT question, pronoun “their”
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revised What’s the difference between a software “developer” and a software “maker”?
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revised Notarial Deed Translation from Canadian English
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revised What figure(s) of speech or expression are in play here?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is “Helper Verb” Old School?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on A code or some code?
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comment Was West Germany commonly referred to as “Germany”?
Don’t forget DDR vs FRD/BRD.
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comment What's the use of Grammar?
Shouldn’t this be posted on Linguistics.SE, not here?
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comment Casual way of saying “send me an email”
Send mail. No “an”. No “e—”.
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reviewed Close How to use the word “suggest” correctly
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reviewed Close Do we say “After 7th grade” or “After THE 7th grade”
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reviewed Close rise in prices such <as> occurred [relative pronoun?]
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reviewed Edit “He will come back in two hours” vs. “He will come back after two hours”
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revised “He will come back in two hours” vs. “He will come back after two hours”
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reviewed Close Help me understand the pronounced phrase?