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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 Close Is “this thing/topic is pretty high crossing on that website” a valid phrase?
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reviewed Close What's a word/phrase to describe a personality with seemingly random or disconnected interests?
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reviewed Close I sneeze, I snoze
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reviewed Leave Open The Order of Modification in English Nouns, Preceding or Succeeding?
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reviewed Leave Open When saying “this one” when referring to yourself, is it first or third person?
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reviewed Close What does isomorphism between language and reality mean?
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reviewed Close Running out of 1%?
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reviewed Leave Open In the opposite direction to - OR - in the opposite direction from?
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reviewed Leave Open What does “I'm *just* glad” mean?
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reviewed Close The Largest is White Bears
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reviewed Close “““Quotations nested multiple times in their entirety.”””
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reviewed Close It's unconventional, but is “T's & C's” technically correct?
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reviewed Looks OK When saying “this one” when referring to yourself, is it first or third person?
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reviewed Looks OK Secular phrase for “Heaven only knows” or “God only knows”?
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reviewed Reviewed What is “the exception that proves the rule”?
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reviewed No Action Needed What's a word/phrase to describe a personality with seemingly random or disconnected interests?
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answered Be but sworn - grammar