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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


Jan
23
revised Mob/Riot/Protest?
edited tags
Jan
23
revised What do you call unclean water that you can't see through?
removed gratuitous ellipses
Jan
22
revised Is “Didn't you have a meeting to attend to?” grammatical?
edited tags
Jan
22
answered “Good to hear” vs “Glad to hear”
Jan
22
revised “Good to hear” vs “Glad to hear”
edited tags
Jan
22
answered A Few Notes on Generic Reference
Jan
22
revised A Few Notes on Generic Reference
edited tags
Jan
22
revised Which one has better influence in academic writing?
edited tags
Jan
22
revised an one “no not” to eat
edited tags
Jan
21
comment “Am I going the right way for Downwood?” versus “Is this the right way to the station?” Why the change of preposition?
I don't understand why the manual wants you to change "Am I going the right way for Downwood?" That's a perfectly fine question.
Jan
21
revised 'In order to' or 'to'
edited tags
Jan
21
revised Plural noun and plural adjective
edited tags, reformatted
Jan
21
answered Plural noun and plural adjective
Jan
20
revised Why “What if I told you…” and not “What if I tell you…”?
edited tags; edited tags
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Do women tend to use the word “lovely” more often than men?
Jan
18
reviewed Edit suggested edit on infinitive-vs-gerund tag wiki excerpt
Jan
18
revised infinitive-vs-gerund wiki excerpt
Took suggestion and formatted for clarity.
Jan
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “The problem is/are Jack and Jill”
Jan
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Membership vs ticket
Jan
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on “Favour” or “favor”