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I like to think my English is OK. Or, say, not bad for a foreigner.

That's about it.


Mar
17
comment What is it called when something appears so obvious, no one expects it?
@DevSolar What, with a sword? Bad idea.
Mar
7
comment Is there a phrase for “a close distance”?
Close up? Nearby?
Mar
6
comment Single word for “pleasant to look at”
Right. When I read the title, I immediately thought "what's wrong with beautiful?" Also I wonder why none of the answers mentions this.
Mar
2
accepted What is the etymology of “gatefold”?
Mar
1
awarded  Yearling
Mar
1
comment What is the etymology of “gatefold”?
Hm, you mean it refers to the doors in the gate, rather than the gateway itself? Interesting. Off to do more research...
Mar
1
asked What is the etymology of “gatefold”?
Feb
28
comment Clarification on sarcasm/type of personality-stumped
Wait, do you really use "Ima" in everyday speech?
Feb
28
comment a story to tell Susan vs a story that he can tell Susan
The "can" in the second sentence should be "could". He could not think of a story he could tell Susan.
Feb
28
comment Is there anything wrong with asking what 12pm means?
Interesting. I never even knew there was confusion. Wouldn't take the first article too seriously though; it mentions a time called "24:00", while there clearly is no such time.
Feb
19
comment How is “deque” commonly pronounced?
@msouth PNG is easy: the developers of the format explicitly specified the pronunciation to be "ping". Unfortunately, this is an exception; the creators of most other new words in the computer world just leave you hanging.
Jan
28
comment How to pronounce (OS X) Yosemite in Australian English
@DavidGarner That is an urban legend which has was not rooted in reality.
Jan
28
comment How to pronounce (OS X) Yosemite in Australian English
I'm with Frank. Have there ever been products from Apple (or any manufacturer for that matter) whose name was supposed to be pronounced differently in different parts of the world?
Jan
28
comment “similarly like” or “same like”
I can tell you that it needs to be "a second topic", though.
Jan
28
comment “similarly like” or “same like”
Neither construction sounds natural to me. I would use "Just like ..." or "In the same way as ..." But let's hear what a native speaker has to say.
Dec
16
comment How to describe a “noise” which is intentional and not annoying?
Neil Diamond simply called it a beautiful noise.
Oct
22
comment Is “Needless to say” ever worth saying?
@PatrickM That goes without saying.
Aug
19
comment How and when can we use “why else”?
"Why else would you do it" is another way of writing "why would you do it otherwise".
Aug
14
comment Origin of “go into hock”
That's odd, because the Dutch word hok actually doesn't mean that at all. It can be shed, shack, kennel, coop, closet, cabin, booth, sty, cot.
Aug
14
comment Is “recordee” a word?
By your logic, the word "recorder" would then mean "someone who is recording".