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bio website lankycyril.com
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Musician, programmer, linguistics enthusiast, biochemist in the making.


Dec
27
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
4
comment Why is it “Do a Barrel Roll” and not “Does a Barrel Roll”?
Why did the barrel cross the road? No, wait, mine didn't turn out funny :|
Oct
21
comment How to say “I must nothing” on a t-shirt
This answer is off topic of course, but what an epic tee!
Sep
28
comment Can “No thanks” be used in place of “No need to say thanks”?
No, I was referring to "No thanks." I always thought of it as of "No, thanks" with the comma omitted.
Sep
28
comment Can “No thanks” be used in place of “No need to say thanks”?
Is it grammatically correct to not have a comma after "no" in this case?
Sep
26
comment Changes in English names of people
My mind has been blown. Jack is the pet name for John?! Like, I could call John Lennon "Jack" and he'd know I was talking to him? Jack Lennon, it just sounds wrong :) And Jack Shepard vs John Locke, just thinking about calling John Locke "Jack" makes my brain hurt :)
Sep
2
comment How did “sinister”, the Latin word for “left-handed”, get its current meaning?
I'm a southpaw. Reading this made by back cold.
Jun
18
comment “If the bowl had been stronger, my song had been longer.”
Souldn't it be "if the bowl had been stronger, my song would have been longer" then?
Jun
6
comment Antonym for “Virgin”
@kiamlaluno There are plenty of people out there that are neither virgin nor pregnant. Some of them can't get pregnant at all (mostly men).
Jun
4
comment Is “The City Beautiful” (Orlando's motto) grammatically correct?
Named must your fear be before banish it you can. (Master Yoda)
Jun
4
awarded  Commentator
Jun
4
comment Why are country names localized and city names not?
Just an observation: New York is "New York" in Russian, but New Orleans is "Noviy Orlean," translated and singular. I.e., parts of city names may be translated if they are common words, but there's no rule.
Jun
3
comment Are apostrophes actually needed?
@Alenanno, why, "to bark warn" is a nice verb :)
Jun
1
answered Why was the “th” combination chosen for the “th” sound?
Jun
1
comment Can “drive someone home” be used when the vehicle is a motorbike?
... which still can be taken as an innuendo.
May
28
comment Is saying “shit happens” ok?
http://memegenerator.net/instance/8001118
Mar
5
answered What's the difference between “another” and “other”?
Mar
2
accepted Pinpointing British accents
Mar
1
awarded  Scholar
Mar
1
accepted Can one say, “John Doe for World Cup,” meaning “I vote for John Doe to have a place in the national team”?