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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 Close submit me the requirements or submit the requirements
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reviewed Close What are “-tive” and “-tative” word pairs called?
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reviewed Close “Former and Latter for upcoming list: ”following latter“ or ”latter following“, or just ”latter"?
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reviewed Close Is it correct to use the superlative word “best” as a verb according to prescriptive grammar?
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reviewed Close Without provoking substitions or analogies to the beginnings and ends of experience
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reviewed Close What does “Ms.” stand for?
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reviewed Close What does “coming to be” mean?
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reviewed Close Is there a term for being attracted to dead people?
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reviewed Looks OK Is there a name for words like Terror in “The Tomb of Terror”?
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reviewed Delete A word for “remorse” but without guilt
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reviewed Looks OK Looking for a gender neutral equivalent for “dairyman”
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reviewed Close “Comes to X-ing”
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reviewed Leave Closed Is it best to use a comma following an inline address?
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reviewed Leave Closed When to use a semicolon and when to use a colon?
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reviewed Leave Closed In this sentence is “uncomplementary” an error for “uncomplimentary”?
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reviewed Leave Closed “Attempts limit exceeded” in one word
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reviewed Close I don't know Who there is with him or Who is with him
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reviewed Close “This is particularly since…”
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reviewed Leave Closed How to distinguish between right (as in right and wrong) and right (as in left-right)?