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Contract financial developer at a large bank in Charlotte, NC.


Aug
19
comment Difference between distinctness and distinction
Which do you think is correct and why?
Aug
18
comment If walking across the street unlawfully is jaywalking, is it safe to say biking across the street is jaybiking?
Edwin, that is a rule up with which I shall not put. (No, I don't believe Churchill said that, either.)
Aug
18
answered If walking across the street unlawfully is jaywalking, is it safe to say biking across the street is jaybiking?
Aug
18
answered “Needs cleaned” or “needs to be cleaned”
Aug
13
comment Why are so many important verbs irregular?
Fascinating analysis, @JanusBahsJacquet. Do you have a link that further explains "These verbs were all regular at some point, until their conjugational category was lost or reduced to just a couple of verbs now deemed irregular" ?
Aug
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
24
revised Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
added comic and comment
Jul
24
comment Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
Agreed, Edwin and FumbleFingers; edited to say short e instead of schwa.
Jul
24
revised Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
took at the schwa reference
Jul
24
answered Deriving a word for the activity of using a tool from the tool name (“grep”)
Jul
23
revised Ambiguity in Negation: “John did not come because of the rain”
removed a bad example
Jul
23
comment Ambiguity in Negation: “John did not come because of the rain”
I admit that I had trouble getting the OP's interpretation 2, and was likewise blinded to my first rewrite A with didn't. I'm editing the answer.
Jul
23
answered Ambiguity in Negation: “John did not come because of the rain”
Jun
20
answered A name for the tendency to criticize those who don't succeed
Jun
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Word for biased interpretation of the law?
May
19
awarded  Civic Duty
May
14
answered Bull and Bear Arguments
Apr
29
revised Capitalization of words derived from proper nouns
Added Wikipedia and Wolfram links.
Apr
29
answered Is there an expression that means something bad as a precursor to something good?
Apr
29
answered Capitalization of words derived from proper nouns