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English is one of my first languages. Versed in the nuances of a few major native dialects of the language, I hope to learn and share my knowledge on this forum.


I majored in physics and music at Williams College, MA, and taught math at The Pennington School, NJ, for two years. Currently a PhD student in civil engineering at Johns Hopkins University, MD.


New blog: Brutally Frugal


Jul
17
comment “A total of 10 babies is…” vs. “a total of 10 babies are…” vs. “Ten babies in total are…”
@CoolHandLouis: Thanks! Fixed!
Jul
17
revised “A total of 10 babies is…” vs. “a total of 10 babies are…” vs. “Ten babies in total are…”
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Jul
4
awarded  grammaticality
Jun
29
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
awarded  Constituent
Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Jun
11
comment When to use point vs dot?
Yeah same question as @Frank's.
Jun
11
comment A 'polite' way to say that someone is fat
Is this really an EL&U question or more to do with etiquette?
Jun
9
revised A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
edited tags
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
@GMB: I agree. My first comment was made tongue-in-cheek. Mini-rant well taken.
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
But a moue is essentially a pout, and it also indicates annoyance, not ignorance.
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
But it would definitely be a fun exercise to document the gestures conveying ignorance across various cultures.
Jun
9
comment A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
Ha, interesting! But it's not a "single word" :)
Jun
8
answered A single word name for the “I don't know” gesture
Jun
5
awarded  Good Answer
May
26
comment Are terms like “policeman” still gender-exclusive if they refer to one specific man?
-1 This is not an answer. Perhaps you could post it as a comment?
May
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
3
awarded  Enlightened