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I tend to ask extremely stupid questions. Yes, they're stupid because the answer is usually right in front of me 99.9% of the time! (Even if I insist, at first, that it isn't!)

One really big peeve I've realized, I dislike it when someone says something is wrong based off of the usage being uncommon. Think outside the box, and a new world of usage may surprise you! (I still haven't the faintest clue if I'm being sarcastic or not with that last bit...? Ah, yes, slightly sarcastic.) I also dislike when people suggest diminishing a nice set of vocabulary just because the words are not used often in today's time. It sickens me when I see this.

  • I love to read
  • I love to write
  • I love music
  • I love making [pointless] hobby sites
  • And nothing gets between me and raspberries ;)

I've been stuck on writing three different books since I was 17. Keeping that in mind... I know, realistically, I'm probably never going to be an amazing author and will have to die with the dream of being a best-seller still in my head. Thankfully, I have this great interest in web 'design'. I hate using that word, because most people who say 'Oh yeah, I'm totally into web design', are the same people using Dreamweaver or some other WYSIWYG program instead of opening up a trusty notepad-like blank document and getting down and dirty with coding.
(Loved-ones say I'm spectacular with assumptions...)

Along with making pointless hobby sites, writing amateur poetry (out of a collection, I have only maybe about 5 that I am particularly proud of), and being sick with writers' block, I'm a huge sucker for reading and writing fanfiction. (Go figure, no writers' block there--for the most part.)

I tend to make really bad/stupid/careless jokes. (Bad having a multitude of meanings, hence dash word dash... XD)

There is more about me that I'd like to share, but I think I've blabbered long enough. You all have a great one!


Oct
10
awarded  Enthusiast
Oct
9
awarded  Civic Duty
Oct
9
comment Looking for a word for concealment of faults
Would you mind the phrase 'smoke and mirrors'? I have to agree with coleopterist. I say this because you don't seem too sure about what you're asking. I say that because the answers you received can go for different tones depending on how you plan on using them.
Oct
8
comment A song “by” a singer or “from” a singer or “of” a singer
@J.R. ^-^ I should have figured that one; apologies.
Oct
8
revised Someone who forms their own opinion
added 157 characters in body
Oct
8
answered Someone who forms their own opinion
Oct
8
comment A song “by” a singer or “from” a singer or “of” a singer
@J.R. I wasn't speaking of those instances. I was speaking of the current one, and only of the current one. And that usage of of is different in comparison to OP's question.
Oct
7
comment A song “by” a singer or “from” a singer or “of” a singer
Well, you can knock one of them off the list. "The Someone Like You of Adele" just sounds horribly awkward to the ear.
Oct
7
comment Breaking last word in the lines
@Jim I think that was pointed out in Luke's answer: There are also a large number of exceptions, which further complicates matters.
Oct
6
answered Synonym for “slacker”?
Oct
6
comment Synonym for “slacker”?
+1 For dud; it was one of the first words that came to my mind. (Also like the blunderer, dawdler, and sluggard)
Oct
5
comment What is the difference between “apart”, “except”, “other than” and “besides”?
If anything, I think this is just a matter of semantics. They all mean the same thing; she has a broken toe, but isn't badly hurt.
Oct
5
comment Is there a difference between saying “Members are” and “All members are”?
Neo, the second is the same as the first one, with the exception of 'All the'. Both are requests. You have nothing to back up your claim that the first is a request and the second is somehow a description.
Oct
4
comment Single-word synonym for a “pedantic rule-follower”?
@J.R. I hadn't thought of it like that. My apologies
Oct
4
comment Single-word synonym for a “pedantic rule-follower”?
I don't see how this word fits with what OP is asking? "[...]a person who always follows the rules, at the expense of everything else[...]" (IMO) Dogmatic doesn't really apply here.
Oct
3
comment A word that refers to a large scale wall paintings/mural
@Paola I'm not disclaiming that the word is a bit 'foreign' to the ears, as in not often-used. What I am saying is, is that Mitch needs to learn that just because you are unfamiliar with a word, does not mean it fails to exist. As he states, "maybe it'll become a word", implies that it isn't a word. The other implication of what I had said to him was that if a translator knows how to translate the word, then it is a word. That was all. No need to be defensive. And I understand what you're saying too.
Oct
3
comment A word that refers to a large scale wall paintings/mural
@Mitch The Italians seem to know the word very well. Megalography seems to be the English translation. (A simple translator can confirm this; translators won't do this unless it is a word.)
Oct
3
comment How does one use 'moue' properly in a sentence?
@FumbleFingers Hence the question on how to properly use it in a sentence... And I'm not saying I'm more familiar with it. If I was at all familiar with the word, then I'd not have been confused about moue to begin with. I was just thrown off a bit when I realized that I hadn't a clue as how it was actually used when I saw it standing alone and found out it was a noun and not something else. Sorry I "sound" odd to you, but it is how I speak.
Oct
3
comment How does one use 'moue' properly in a sentence?
@FumbleFingers It is still a word, is it not? I had a question about how to use a word properly. It may not be used much in speech, but in quite a few writings that I've read, I've happened across this word. Since this word was strange to me, I had looked it up and still found myself confused. Most of the time I had read the word, it was used moue of and only once had I seen it as a stand-alone. That is what sparked this question. By the way, I am a native-English speaker. I'm quirky and like to say odd words. I love having an abnormal vocabulary. But I thank you for your input.
Oct
2
comment How does one use 'moue' properly in a sentence?
So you can use it as a stand-alone then; not necessary to say moue of whenever using it?