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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


Mar
12
revised Is “Yelp review” a phrase that's current, or just one-off?
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Mar
12
answered Is “Yelp review” a phrase that's current, or just one-off?
Mar
3
revised Equivocal meaning of “Have a backlog of (something)”
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Feb
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
12
revised in or on the following business Day
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Feb
11
revised What are you having?
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Feb
11
revised I work “in a grocery store” or “at a grocery store”
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Feb
7
revised Is this correct English or is it slang from a particular region?
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Feb
6
revised Adjectives for Calmness levels
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Feb
6
comment Are there words native speakers don't use?
The answer is "yes", but there's not really any exhaustive way to answer this question other than giving a long list of words.
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
5
revised How do definitions of words imbue meaning?
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Feb
5
answered How do definitions of words imbue meaning?
Feb
4
revised What verb form is contained in 'books are written by authors'?
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Feb
3
reviewed Edit What is the difference between 20$ and $20?
Feb
3
revised What is the difference between 20$ and $20?
More specific, added parens for clarity
Feb
3
revised Verbs with Inanimate Subjects
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Jan
30
awarded  Guru
Jan
30
revised What is the difference between a variant and a variation?
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Jan
30
revised Is the verb 'inquire' bitransitive?
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