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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 Reviewed What is another way to say the need for?
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reviewed Reviewed Is there a single word for date of death?
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reviewed No Action Needed Is the term “fresh and original” redundant?
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reviewed Close Where is the term clockwork used?
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reviewed Close The meaning of “you dark horse”
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reviewed Close Fixing a series of loose sentences: Strunk & White
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reviewed Close Got their wires crossed.
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reviewed Close Usage of “?” mid-sentence
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reviewed Close Adjective, “but” adjective question
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reviewed Close Correct use of year/years old
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reviewed Close Knocked up, two very different meanings. But why and how did the phrase split?
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reviewed Close discussing meaning in language - poetry and song lyrics
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reviewed Leave Open What term means “one who enjoys learning”?
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reviewed Close what's the meaning of “When I raised up my heart and pulled together my limbs”?
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reviewed Close Is this sentence acceptable in terms of grammar and style?
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reviewed Close Proper sentence choice, while sending reply through email