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Long-time Informix user and developer, experienced in C and Unix (many variants). Email: jonathan.leffler@gmail.com

Mar
8
answered Using the definite article before a country/state name
Mar
8
revised Using the definite article before a country/state name
Fix grammar (form grammer) and the grammar
Mar
7
answered “Well-being” versus “happiness”
Mar
6
answered Where did “I tend to agree.” as a standalone statement originate?
Mar
4
comment Why do many forms ask for initials instead of full names?
@Lazer: but the form only allowed one middle name? And working out how to derive initials for O'Neill is tricky. Hence, let people choose their own.
Mar
4
revised Why do many forms ask for initials instead of full names?
added 63 characters in body
Mar
4
answered Why do many forms ask for initials instead of full names?
Mar
1
answered Why is god, a common noun, capitalized?
Mar
1
comment Usage of “p.” versus “pp.” versus “pg.” to denote page numbers and page ranges
Not forgetting the ubiquitous ibid 39.
Feb
26
revised What does 'Tear yet’ mean on the Charlie Sheen’s rant about his qualms with CBS
Fix trivial typos
Feb
24
answered How to read a year?
Feb
24
answered To have behavior?
Feb
23
revised “The world forgetting, by the world forgot.”
Update slightly.
Feb
23
comment “The world forgetting, by the world forgot.”
@ShreevatsaR: OK; I didn't read enough (any) of the context around the four lines to check whether the subject was truly Eloisa or 'the blameless vestal'; I'll update accordingly.
Feb
23
revised What should I call the English spoken in UK?
Fix spelling of the Isle of Wight
Feb
23
answered “The world forgetting, by the world forgot.”
Feb
22
awarded  Quorum
Feb
21
answered Is “unexpected repercussion” repetitive?
Feb
21
comment What punctuation belongs before a list?
In many cases, a semi-colon is a tool for joining two clauses that could each be a free-standing sentence; your example illustrates the point nicely as each side of the semi-colon could be a separate sentence. (And, not entirely accidentally, the two halves of my previous sentence, of course, could also each be a free-standing sentence.) They are closely connected, though, and the semi-colon is very useful to indicate that.
Feb
19
answered Is there a word for somebody who cares for his/her child too much?