38,588 reputation
4112185
bio website jsbangs.com
location United States
age 32
visits member for 4 years, 4 months
seen Dec 22 at 18:54

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


Feb
3
reviewed Edit What is the difference between 20$ and $20?
Jan
23
reviewed Approve actual / wise or both
Jan
18
reviewed Leave Open Do women tend to use the word “lovely” more often than men?
Jan
18
reviewed Edit infinitive-vs-gerund tag wiki excerpt
Jan
17
reviewed Approve “The problem is/are Jack and Jill”
Jan
17
reviewed Approve Membership vs ticket
Jan
17
reviewed Approve “Favour” or “favor”
Dec
31
reviewed Close 'Happy new year, really' vs. 'Happy new year, sincerely'
Dec
31
reviewed Approve What is the longest palindrome word in English?
Dec
31
reviewed Approve What does a door do on its hinge?
Dec
31
reviewed No Action Needed What term describes something which is ubiquitous and consequently poor in quality, but occasionally exceptional and noteworthy?
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed Shouldn't “the exact same” always be “exactly the same”?
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed What term describes something which is ubiquitous and consequently poor in quality, but occasionally exceptional and noteworthy?
Dec
31
reviewed Reviewed What is the meaning and origin of the common phrase “the world is your oyster”?
Dec
31
reviewed No Action Needed How do you modify an adverb with another adverb?
Dec
31
reviewed Close Beauty and beholder in respect to other senses
Dec
31
reviewed Close Difference between “had + past” and “would have + past”?
Dec
31
reviewed Close by/until which one and why?
Dec
31
reviewed Close Words that describe food and eating
Dec
18
reviewed Looks OK is this sentence using “but instead” correctly?