1,013 reputation
210
bio website
location Australia
age
visits member for 1 year, 2 months
seen Apr 10 at 5:24

I've been writing poetry for 20 years and more recently have written stories, with some 40-odd short stories in various stages of completion. I read a lot of books about words and language, and am a librarian, which might explain some of it!


Feb
27
answered Short form for the word 'Citation'
Feb
9
accepted What does 'arra' mean?
Feb
9
comment What does 'arra' mean?
Could be this, Susan, as I've read a few books on that period of English history.
Feb
9
asked What does 'arra' mean?
Feb
1
answered “word counts to stay within”
Jan
26
awarded  Yearling
Jun
7
comment This page intentionally left blank
In a major orchestral item I played recently, that sort of thing was worded as 'this page has been left blank', to allow for the fact that some movements of the work varied in their length, to reduce difficult page turns.Exam papers do it sometimes too.
Apr
11
comment Are constructions like “That's me out, then” primarily British rather than American?
Some people in Australia say 'that's you done' or 'me done' etc. But I don't hear it that often either.
Mar
20
answered A non-negative, non-prejudicial term for state of being without a significant other, single?
Mar
17
comment Proper English for “started shooting anywhere”
I'd say randomly.
Mar
16
answered Differences between “now”, “present”, “recent” and “current”
Mar
14
answered “Where” as a conjunction
Mar
11
answered Can an acronym be pronounced as a construction of letters and words?
Mar
6
answered Difference between “eat rice” and “have rice”
Mar
5
answered How to know when the z can't be used instead of s in an ending?
Mar
3
comment A single word which means to start a company or business
Launch is another one that can be used, though less so.
Mar
2
answered Plural or singular for cooking skills?
Mar
2
answered Using the adjective “expressive” to mean an object allows for expression?
Mar
1
answered Is it correct to say “it is forty-five past nine”?
Feb
28
revised Is there a name for uncertain memories?
grammar clarity