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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 Delete What is meant by “same difference”?
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reviewed Delete What's the accusative absolute?
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reviewed Reviewed There is (there's) vs.There are
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reviewed No Action Needed Is there any difference at all between these three sentences?
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reviewed Reviewed A word or phrase for 'Holy grail' (a goal impossible to achieve)
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reviewed Reviewed Better term for “intellectual jokes”
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reviewed Looks OK Professional term for “Apples to apples” comparison
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reviewed Delete Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?
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reviewed Looks OK Is there a verb meaning “to make similar”?
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reviewed Looks OK Professional term for “Apples to apples” comparison
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reviewed Leave Closed “in the order it was received” and referring to position as “order”
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reviewed Leave Closed This weekend vs Next weekend
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the past participle of the verb open?
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reviewed Leave Closed A word to describe a lot of people who lie on a place
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the correct expression: “the estimate number” or “the estimated number?”
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a term for 'Disregarding a persons opinion/argument because they haven't experienced it.'?
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reviewed Close Is this sentence correct: I could not keep calm?
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reviewed Close Is “Unless if” grammatically incorrect?
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reviewed Close Is “Universityhood” a valid English word?
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reviewed Close Can “however” be used in middle of a single clause?