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I have worked in a technical support role for several industries and love the problem-solving aspects of my work as well as helping clients maximize their productivity.

A life-long curiosity drives my interests ranging from creative writing, photo-editing, music, problem-solving puzzles such as sudoku, cooking and baking, all types of crafting, sewing and yarn arts, creative resources on the internet and learning new apps for my favorite toy...my iPhone.

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comment Arrogancy vs. Humility
Right! Well put! :-)
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comment Arrogancy vs. Humility
If I was a witness to the event, I might be apt to think the person was taken down a peg or two but if I was the arrogant person, I can't say I would think that about myself.
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comment Arrogancy vs. Humility
That's a good expression - but does it describe the state of mind of the arrogant person or is that a judgment of the onlookers - that the arrogant person was brought down a peg or two?
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comment Which is the more appropriate word to use “stupidity” or “idiocy” in a medical context
Even "handicap" is avoided these days. I'd probably use "mental impairment".
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comment Which is the more appropriate word to use “stupidity” or “idiocy” in a medical context
Idiocy - based on your definition - probably wouldn't really fit a situation where mental and cognitive problems are brought on by a virus.
Nov
19
comment In the context of a grocery store's signage, which is correct - “Everyday” or “Every Day”?
Not to mention that "everyday" and "every day" have different meanings.
Nov
18
comment Alternative to “thankful for”
Thank goodness there is ALWAYS a better way to write a sentence - otherwise we wouldn't have the abundance of literature that exists for our knowledge and pleasure! :-)
Nov
18
comment Name of the exercise/machine in the gym
@WS2, maybe the inclined one - definitely not the vertical one - especially with all those weights! lol!
Nov
17
comment New (slang?) meaning of bass?
Sounds like she's comparing "bass" - i.e., the low-pitched, rattle-your-teeth element of music to a big butt.
Nov
17
comment How to ask “why would I have regretted it”?
Your example, "why would I have regretted it?" is perfectly good and understandable. I would say that as a native speaker myself.
Nov
15
comment Is there a word or phrase for someone who works hard at night and does not sleep?
Actually, per the OP, his example is a nurse with kids which sounds more like someone who is busy during the day as well as at night (working at the hospital) so I'm not sure how your quote in the comment applies...
Nov
14
comment Is there a word or phrase for someone who works hard at night and does not sleep?
You can burn the midnight oil and be a total slacker during the day, though so it may fulfill a "working at night" requirement, you don't get a sense that the person is productive day and night.
Nov
11
comment some sentences in email
mmm, sorry, I don't agree that the OP's asking whether or not the professor has the information. He/she's asking for the information. I think we'll probably just have to agree to disagree on that point. :-)
Nov
11
comment some sentences in email
"Can" and "could" are actually asking if the person is capable of giving the information - the OP is requesting the information and should be using "would". Think about the when you were a kid and you asked "Can I watch TV?" and your parent would say "I don't know... can you?" Then you'd have to change it to "May I...". :-)
Nov
11
comment some sentences in email
@kayleeFrye_onDeck, without a specific question regarding the examples, which in that case, would be on-topic, this is a request for proofreading, which is off-topic for this site. The OP says his/herself "I'm stuck on these sentences" - that is not an English Language Usage question, per se.
Nov
11
comment some sentences in email
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about proofreading and correcting writing.
Nov
11
comment some sentences in email
Here you go - though this is really off-topic for this site:(1) I hope you are doing well and the meeting (appointment?) with your doctor goes well! (2) Would you please remind me of the other group's topic name? (3) Can you please give me some of the topics not yet chosen by the other students? Best of luck! :-)
Nov
11
comment In the rap Baby Got Back, does Sir Mix-a-Lot's anaconda want buns or not?
The "don't want none" double negative doesn't mean it wants some. It's a dialect and "none" is used instead of "some" or "it" because it needs to rhyme with "bun". Welcome to rap! :-)
Nov
7
comment What is the word - A secret that passes on from a person to person
Marv, I'm not the downvoter, for starters, but my point is that an answer is not a question. It's an answer with hopefully, some cited source to back it up. What you posted as an answer is usually a comment to the OP to get more clarification so an answer can be given.
Nov
7
comment What is the word - A secret that passes on from a person to person
Is this an answer or a comment?