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Software engineer, photographer, musician, and gamer.


Nov
10
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
It's implied, but for folks who don't already know Japanese it's easy to misunderstand the difference between Japanese kyo-o and English ki-yo. Not sure how important that is, just thought you might want to be more explicit in comparing the two.
Nov
10
comment Why was Tokyo sometimes called “Tokio”?
One subtlety that's easy to overlook here is that not only does Tokyo have more "syllables" in Japanese, they're also split up differently. The Japanese is roughly To-oh-kyo-oh, rather than the Toh-ki-oh common in English.
Oct
16
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Oct
6
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Sep
30
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Sep
9
comment Why is it that Frisian is considered the closest related language to English?
@JanusBahsJacquet I replaced the bogus factoid with some stuff that is hopefully more accurate!
Sep
9
revised Why is it that Frisian is considered the closest related language to English?
Replace bogus factoid with a better one
Sep
9
revised Why is it that Frisian is considered the closest related language to English?
Add another missing attribution
Sep
9
revised Why is it that Frisian is considered the closest related language to English?
Added author’s name to attribution
Sep
9
revised What is accidental metaplasm & metathesis across words?
Called out linked source in text, expanded answer
Sep
9
revised Which is the older sense of the word “linguist”?
Called out source in text
Sep
9
revised Why is something fried on a griddle called grilled?
Called out the linked sources in text
Sep
8
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Aug
25
comment What is the meaning of “A.C. or D.C.?”
There’s a notable use in the Sweet song “AC/DC” which has been covered by Joan Jett in 2006 and Vince Neil in 2010.
Aug
25
comment Numeric abbreviations in business quotes
As Patrick M notes in his answer to my question, M and K actually are ambiguous in some contexts and require more than a general reference to explain.
Aug
25
comment Numeric abbreviations in business quotes
Thanks for pointing that out! I'd never heard of it. Since it appears to be technical jargon rooted in Latin, it might still be off topic, but it's good to have the information. Maybe I'll edit my answer if I have time.
Aug
22
revised Distinguishing between “opposites” of “ortho-”
Fixed misspelling, improved formatting.
Aug
15
comment 'Enjoy the rest of your day'. What is the name for such expressions?
Parting phrases are usually called valedictions rather than salutations, but I suppose that either word could fit here.
Aug
15
comment 'Enjoy the rest of your day'. What is the name for such expressions?
The pleasantries at the ends of letters (“Sincerely yours”) are also valedictions. The greetings at the beginning are called salutations.
Jul
24
accepted Terminology for a “group selfie”