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I have a degree in Linguistics, but I work as a programmer. Most of my expertise about English is self-taught, plus lots of random trivia I've acquired here and there.

This is my favorite EL&U comment ever:

This isn't really a question about English so much as a question about hugs. Source


Oct
29
revised single word for “positive attribute”
edited body; edited tags
Oct
8
revised How to ask a mixed-gender group for their participation?
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Oct
4
revised where is the verb?
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Oct
2
revised Why “broke” and not “broken” in “If it ain't broke, don't fix it”?
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Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
25
revised Correct usage of the word “do” in this context
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Aug
31
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
27
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
24
awarded  Good Answer
Aug
5
awarded  Yearling
Jul
24
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
22
revised Grammar: French conditionnel in English?
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Jul
16
revised “Silence” and “silently”: What is the name of the relation between these words?
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Jul
16
comment When did 'permission' become popular as a therapy term
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the history of psychotherapy, not English.
Jul
16
revised Is “I believe x does not equal y” the same as “I don't believe x equals y”
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Jul
15
revised Is this a correct usage of “gravitas”?
edited tags
Jul
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
7
awarded  Good Answer
Jul
6
awarded  Nice Answer