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bio website lankycyril.com
location Russia
age 26
visits member for 3 years, 5 months
seen Feb 9 '13 at 22:29

Musician, programmer, linguistics enthusiast, biochemist in the making.


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
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
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
1
comment Can one say, “John Doe for World Cup,” meaning “I vote for John Doe to have a place in the national team”?
Thanks! I needed something short and catchy and with "the" it really sounds right. Ouch, how could I forget that "the"? :)
Feb
25
comment Pinpointing British accents
Just dug up a video of Nasser Hussain speaking. Also quite different from the Tennant's Doctor... I'm getting confused, lol.
Feb
25
comment Pinpointing British accents
Thanks! I read on Estuary on Wikipedia and most of the features seem to apply to Tennant's Doctor. However, I have some questions, still. I found a couple of other people who are known to speak Estuary: David Beckham and Jamie Oliver. They both sound way more "cockney" to me than the Tenth Doctor. Maybe there's just a certain range of Estuary accents and those three are on one end and the Tenth Doctor on the other? Lily Allen sounds to me more like the Doctor but still not quite.
Feb
25
comment Pinpointing British accents
Man, I love the fact that on this forum it's possible to maintain a serious discussion of the existence of the Gallifreyan accent :D
Feb
24
comment Pinpointing British accents
Thanks! But I noticed half the links disappeared for some reason; then RegDwight apparently made a rollback. I will not interfere and let people who know better distill my question :)