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I have worked in commercial IT, academia, the voluntary sector and the performing arts. All of thise informs my attitude to language.


Jan
9
reviewed Reviewed What's the verb in this sentence?
Nov
19
reviewed No Action Needed How would you call a word that doesn't exist or translate well into another language?
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Is it “peek”, “peak” or “pique”?
Nov
11
comment Is it “peek”, “peak” or “pique”?
This seems to be the stream of thoughts triggered in your mind by the question, rather than an actual answer.
Nov
11
reviewed No Action Needed “She has put on some weight.” vs “She put on some weight.”
Nov
11
reviewed Reviewed Single word for “going along with the crowd”
Nov
11
comment Single word for “going along with the crowd”
"Sheep" is a word to describe people who display this behaviour, not a word that actually describes the behaviour itself.
Oct
5
awarded  Yearling
Sep
24
awarded  Informed
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed What does “In any sort of time” mean here?
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed Is there a rule prescribing the absence of the -eth third person ending in late middle English?
Aug
25
reviewed Reviewed What is the origin of the term “Couch Potato”?
Aug
25
comment What is the origin of the term “Couch Potato”?
With out a single reference to back this up and the most tenuous of links, this hardly qualifies as an answer ;)
Aug
22
reviewed Reviewed What does RO mean?
Aug
22
comment Scottish English: past participle instead of gerund or infinitive?
Has it not occurred to you that ¨needs booked¨ might be a short form of ¨needs to be booked¨?
Aug
22
comment marriage by a civil official
In Scotland, the Registrar General has extended the right to perform legal marriages to Humanist celebrants. humanism-scotland.org.uk/content/wedding_ceremonies. It´s a discretionary dispensation which he has been making on a rolling basis every year since 2005 - he (or a future Registrar General) could change his mind unless the Scottish parliament legislates to extend the capability officially to Humanists.
Aug
20
reviewed Reviewed Can anyone edit this sentence for me?
Aug
20
reviewed No Action Needed Confusion with possessives
Aug
20
reviewed Reviewed Word for a police man getting money from someone forcefully
Aug
20
reviewed Reviewed “Soldier sleeps - the service continues” (Russian idiom/saying)