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I’m Tom Christiansen, author of Programming Perl and Perl Cookbook from O’Reilly. I work for Grant Street Group, who are always looking to hire more Perl programmers.

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 Reviewed Word for 'optimal given limitations'
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reviewed Reviewed Is this clear? vs. Is that clear? vs. Is it clear?
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reviewed Reviewed I'll let you know what I ended up with or what I end up with
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reviewed Close Is the grammar correct? “… liaise with other departments on processes and for documentation”
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reviewed Looks OK Another expression for “drinking behavior,” or “drinking habits” in this sentence.
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comment How do “you” pronounce eczema?
@FumbleFingers Oh right, you probably think medicine and secretary have two syllables too. I mean sylbles. ;-)
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comment SAT grammar question: Why is this “them” incorrect?
@Mazura There are no colons in the original, nor should there be. Without a semicolon, it cannot be them; with a semicolon, it cannot be whom. And yes, I actually do expect people to use colons and semicolons correctly: it’s part of literacy, part of standard written English.