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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 Word for song sung by cover band, or not original singer?
That is what my first bullet point references: If the person primarily plays songs by that one artist (Michael Jackson, for example), in the style of that artist, they could be called a "Michael Jackson Impersonator". If they are singing a song by another artist but are not trying to look and sound like that artist, they can be called a cover artist - like this list from YouTube: thetoptens.com/best-youtube-cover-artists
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comment Is this sentence correct?
By "duplicate", do you mean an imposter or a clone? If that's what you're going for, I'd say it this way, "Someone tell her he's dead! It's his (clone, evil replicant, etc.) on the line!"
2d
comment A better expression for “sharing workshop in a company”
This question appears to be off-topic because it is probably better suited for the English Language Learners site.
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comment Word for someone that doesn't like to pause while talking
@GreenAsJade, it's not a stretch to call the person a conversation monopolizer.
Sep
15
comment Is there a single-word synonym for “preserved” as in “Fruits preserved in syrup.”?
Is the syrup preserving the fruit or is it just packaged in syrup? Do you need to reference the state of the fruit or can you just say "fruit in syrup"?
Sep
15
comment Word for someone that doesn't like to pause while talking
Definitely @DanBron. I was going to say "boor" but that is only a single trait for someone with boorish behavior so I had to settle for a phrase.
Sep
15
comment Word for someone that doesn't like to pause while talking
Talking fast is definitely fitting for "motormouth" but the OP doesn't mention speed, only the inability to not be able to interrupt the speaker due to their filling gaps with errs and umms and stringing topics together.
Sep
11
comment The act of baiting someone into (incorrectly) calling bullshit
Actually, bait-and-switch, as I know it from having worked in the retail industry, typically advertises a product at a particular price only to substitute a lower quality item when the consumer tries buying the advertised item.
Sep
11
comment Is there a word to describe the kind of sentence where one uses one's own point to prove one's point?
Circular - except the dog fighting reference. That's just nonsense.
Sep
11
comment why would one use the word “environment” relating to business and job creation?
Welcome Deb! Can we have a little more context related to your quote? Without more information, it could mean a few different things.
Sep
11
comment What does this usage of “with” mean?
Sorry if my answer is over-simplified (hence the comment) but it's just a prepositional phrase. You can reposition it as "The man stood up and walked off with those thoughts." or "He started the day with those thoughts". By placing the prepositional phrase first in the sentence, you're giving it closer proximity to the previous sentence that mentioned the thoughts.
Sep
11
comment When did the word “intercourse” become sexual?
That's just one usage of "intercourse". There's social intercourse, spiritual intercourse, inventive intercourse, for starters. All from a quick search of Google Books.
Sep
10
comment What's the word for “running with your arms outstretched as though flying”?
Flying? That's what it looks like, anyway. :-)
Sep
9
comment Is there a phrase to describe a ready-to-throw-away phone?
+1 for the rant at the end! lol!
Sep
9
comment Use of the word conciliated in Call of the wild
Welcome @precursor! Since I believe your quote may be from "Call of the Wild", please cite your quote and use quotation marks.
Sep
9
comment Which is grammatically more correct - “The sight of her pale face stings my eyes.” or "her pale face stings my eyes.?
FWIW, "something stinging one's eyes" is not really used except for literal meanings such as blowing sand or driving rain. If this is something that might have come from another language, it doesn't really translate literally and may be idiomatic for that language.
Sep
9
comment Does the line“ Tears of disbelief sting my eyes” make sense?
@Cyberherbalist - last page or 2nd-to-last page of the story.
Sep
9
comment Does the line“ Tears of disbelief sting my eyes” make sense?
@Robusto, see my comment - the Lewis Padgett story that references the Jabberwocky poem, is science fiction.
Sep
8
comment Does the line“ Tears of disbelief sting my eyes” make sense?
Actually, the Scifi story, "Mimsey Were the Borogoves", by Lewis Padgett, references the poem and is woven into the story...en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mimsy_Were_the_Borogoves
Sep
8
comment Does the line“ Tears of disbelief sting my eyes” make sense?
oh! +1 for quoting from my favorite Sci-fi story! :-)