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I'm a software developer working on a social-networking site. I work mainly in J2EE, SQL, HTML, JavaScript and CSS. My free time is spent raising a daughter and a son and indoctrinating them in the cult of Lego.


Jan
22
comment A word for someone who gives easy answers
@user107033 I'm not sure what you mean. Please edit your question to add in more information.
Jan
22
answered A word for someone who gives easy answers
Jan
22
revised A word for someone who gives easy answers
deleted 105 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Jan
19
comment Is it wrong to start sentences with “in which case”?
According to the OED which is also an adjective.
Jan
19
revised Is it wrong to start sentences with “in which case”?
added 2 characters in body
Jan
19
comment Please find a word that it is not grammatically correct to begin a sentence or question?
Yes. It's a topic-comment sentence. Please explain why it would be ungrammatical.
Jan
19
comment Please find a word that it is not grammatically correct to begin a sentence or question?
@Centaurus "Us, we love it"
Jan
19
comment Please find a word that it is not grammatically correct to begin a sentence or question?
A: "There were apples galore on the table." B: "Galore? You exaggerate. There were two apples." Is B ungrammatical?
Jan
19
comment Please find a word that it is not grammatically correct to begin a sentence or question?
Sure, you can start a sentence with an objective pronoun. "Most people don't like going to the dentist. Me, I love it."
Jan
9
reviewed Edit What verb describes the motion of a swimmer's arms?
Jan
9
revised What verb describes the motion of a swimmer's arms?
Fix quote formatting, that whole bit is from the linked post
Jan
9
reviewed Leave Closed How to spell vis-à-vis out loud
Jan
9
reviewed Leave Closed What's the word or name of someone that gets sick just by talking about it but they're not really sick?
Jan
9
reviewed No Action Needed Is there a non-religious word for someone who takes suffering onto themselves for a particular cause?
Jan
9
reviewed Reviewed Is there a single-word equivalent for “to approach for help”?
Jan
9
reviewed Reviewed What's the difference between an “aphorism” and a “maxim”?
Jan
9
comment What's the difference between an “aphorism” and a “maxim”?
This isn't true. Can you back up your claims with some evidence?
Jan
6
comment I'm tired of writing out the phrase “himself or herself”. What are my options?
You answered your own question. Use "Themself" or "Themselves".
Jan
5
comment What is the demonym for a citizen of Niger?
I don't think we need to adopt etymological or local usage tests for all exonyms, but surely when there is disagreement such things should factor into decisions? Nobody seems to care that we call it "China" and they call it "Zhongguo" but if there were differing opinions about what to call it, shouldn't the fact that they call it "Zhongguo" be relevant? If China was disbanded today and a dozen new states sprung up, we'd need names for each of them, and I bet their local names would go a long way towards determining what our new words would be.
Dec
31
revised Suffering succotash
Changed formatting so that the quoted portion is shown as a quote