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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly

If you can't practice self-denial, all you're left with is denial. — Ibid.

(Note: I edited my bio for a hat.)


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comment Do I need a determining pronoun if it can be implied?
@Auricaria: In a word, yes.
10h
comment English books reading complexity ratings
You can look for the Flesch-Kincaid score if one is published for that work.
10h
comment Do I need a determining pronoun if it can be implied?
@Axonn: Don't overestimate overthinking. ^_^
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comment Do I need a determining pronoun if it can be implied?
Of course you don't.
16h
comment horde or hordes
The plural in this case is just an intensifier for the singular. There would likely be no difference in the number of zombies you experienced.
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answered English equivalent of “amae” (甘え) - the feeling of pleasurable dependence on another person
17h
comment English equivalent of “amae” (甘え) - the feeling of pleasurable dependence on another person
Good try, but nobody outside a costume drama would say they "expect indulgence."
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comment Apostrophe or not —“Iraqi Translators Association” or “Iraqi Translators’ Association”?
I'd vote for American instead of Iraqui.
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revised What is the meaning of the expression “We can table this”?
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comment So, we don't change /t/ to /d/ if /t/ is between 2 vowel sounds and /t/ is the beginning of the stressed sound in a word in American English, right?
In AmE we're more likely to drop the consonant altogether. Entertainment becomes /en.əɻˈteɪn.mənt/
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revised What's the rule behind the use of the articles to refer to something in general?
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comment What's the rule behind the use of the articles to refer to something in general?
You'd be better off asking this on English Language Learners.
2d
comment In search for universal formal greetings
So let me get this straight: you want a universal greeting only for the UK?
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comment Comma Problem: I removed the commas from this sentence because I can't determine where to put them and was hoping for some help
I hate that sentence soooo much.
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comment Can a text read itself or can it only be read?
@oerkelens: See Janus's answer elsewhere on this page. He has hit it right, I believe.
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comment Origin of the word “couch”?
Couch.
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comment Can a text read itself or can it only be read?
@oerkelens: He is saying it can be both. I find nothing objectionable in the sentence.
Mar
29
comment How is 's/he' pronounced? Do we say 'She or he should …“ or ”He or she should …"?
However you like.
Mar
29
comment “walking for five o'clock every morning.” “for”? Why not “at five o'clock”?
@dorothy: Judgments about speakers of US English, based on an extremely limited sampling, are unwarranted and in fact a bit dismissive.
Mar
28
comment “walking for five o'clock every morning.” “for”? Why not “at five o'clock”?
This was the down side of having a patron, as Decartes found to his cost. To have a brain like his, fettered to the whim of a monarch . . .it's enough to make one vote socialist.