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I'm a developer from Takoma Park, MD.

At the office, I work on MSSQL, C#, VB.NET, Javascript, ASP.NET.

At home, I'm a vegan, a sci-fi fan, dabble in foreign languages and enjoy book clubs.

I will try to up vote everyone who answers me and I thank everyone who has freely given me some of their time to answer my various questions.


Aug
27
awarded  Commentator
Aug
27
answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
Aug
27
comment How bad is the f-word, really?
Re: whom-- That's prescriptive grammar, also known as conlanging or language revival since that is a Old/Middle English rule. I'll use whom when we bring back the þ and the ð Citation: books.google.com/…
Aug
18
answered What is the factual basis for “pirate speech”? (Did pirates really say things like “shiver me timbers”?)
Aug
13
comment Is “non-vegetarian” a correct word?
Can you use these in sample sentences?
Aug
13
answered Why do words like “expectorate” sound more posh than words like “spit”?
Aug
13
comment Why do words like “expectorate” sound more posh than words like “spit”?
@JSBangs, not necessarily. If cuss words are loan words (or vica versa) then the cuss words will have different phonotactic rules. If hypothetically all the non-cuss words were from Japanese, they'd all be CVCV.
Aug
12
comment How bad is the f-word, really?
Proto-Indo-European
Aug
12
revised How bad is the f-word, really?
added 15 characters in body; added 1 characters in body
Aug
12
awarded  Beta
Aug
11
revised Where can I find a reasonably well recognized free style guide that is online?
added 85 characters in body
Aug
11
asked Where can I find a reasonably well recognized free style guide that is online?
Aug
10
comment Favourite untranslatables
IMHO, the flip side of this would be a valid question-- how does one express foo (foo being a word from language X that roughly means ...)
Aug
10
answered How bad is the f-word, really?
Aug
10
answered Why are words ending in “-um” and “-us” pluralized to end in “-a” and “-i”, respectively?
Aug
9
comment Are there diagnostic tests to distinguish between proper and common nouns?
These look like exceptions... #1. the elves. (or elves) #2. father. (or my father)
Aug
9
asked Are there diagnostic tests to distinguish between proper and common nouns?
Aug
9
accepted What manual of style should I use for technical writing for US Federal Government documents?
Aug
8
accepted Why does “orange” rhyme with (almost) nothing in English?
Aug
7
asked Why does “orange” rhyme with (almost) nothing in English?