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Now majoring in math, linguistics, and Asian studies, with a concentration in Japanese, at University of Tennessee, with minors in English, German, history, and computer science.

I read a lot, and all over the place, content-wise. I also have a bad tendency to use German grammar in my English writing...which actually works pretty well for me.

It's not my fault I was only formally exposed to grammar when I started learning German.

Calculus is totally sexy, and I would probably marry Gottfried Leibnitz if he were still alive. And just to cement my awesome dorkiness to the world: I decided I wanted to study linguistics after I read The Lord of the Rings and found out Tolkien was a philologist. That was the only reason I ever went on a language kick. Before that I was an art/history nerd, with emphasis on the art. Who knows why?

Fate is inexorable.


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answered Where did the term “OK/Okay” come from?
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awarded  Commentator
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comment Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
Any chance of an explanation. I'm not sure what exactly is wrong with my answer, and I'd like to.
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answered When should I use “shall” versus “will”?
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comment When is it appropriate to end a sentence in a preposition?
I was just about to leave that as a comment when I decided to read the other answers first. I'm glad I did. :)
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awarded  Supporter
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revised When do I use “can” or “could”?
mowed-->mown
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comment When do I use “can” or “could”?
I see your point...Not 100% sure though. I need to look it up. Regardless, that "mowed" should be "mown"...
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awarded  Editor
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revised Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
added 4 characters in body
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comment Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
Yeah. Whoops! Editing...Thanks...
Aug
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comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
I think it's generally because I talk too quickly and mumble a lot. :)
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answered Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
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comment Can a word be contracted twice (e.g. “I'ven't”)?
No one's called me on saying "I've not" or "I'ven't" yet...
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awarded  Teacher
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answered Is it ever acceptable for a period to come after a quote at the end of a sentence?
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answered Is it appropriate to use short form of “have” ('ve) when it means possession?
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comment Where does the “quint” in “quintessential” come from?
The other posters have defined it well enough, but here's an etymology, if that's what you're after. etymonline.com/index.php?term=quintessence
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answered When do I use “can” or “could”?
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awarded  Autobiographer