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bio website somethingelsetodo
location Lexington, KY
age 53
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Feb 27 at 18:53
I was a nontraditional student at the University of Kentucky. I just graduated but the economy is interfering with my career change. However, that means I'll have lots of time to pursue all the good ideas on SO!

Aug
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
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comment What word best describes a small store that sells only glasses (spectacles)?
I thought only ophthalmologists and optometrists could do exams; opticians just make & fit the glasses prescribed by one of the others. At least, in the USA.
Nov
30
comment The ambitious/arrogant tone of “I”
Just a side note about feeling arrogant/ambitious. If you want the job (or whatever the CV is for), then your goal is to be truthful so the people to whom you submit it can decide if you might fit their needs. Being truthful is not the same as being arrogant, if in fact you do have the skills & experience they seek. Arrogance would be to say, I am better than all other candidates (how would you know, since you haven't seen their CVs?).
Oct
21
comment Could I always use “have” (and never use “have got”)?
+1 for trying to avoid using "got", which is overused and generally redundant.
Oct
21
comment Doubt about the subject in this phrase: I, me, or myself?
DISagree with the "...and myself." There is nothing self-reflexive about the use here, so "me" is correct.
Oct
7
answered “Your” vs. “you're”: Why the confusion?
Oct
7
comment Use “whom” in emails?
I also try to use correct grammar in emails (though not necessarily capitalization), but if you want to sound more informal, just drop the who/whom: "Hey, thanks, I chatted with the guy you said would be calling."
Oct
7
answered 'Eat' is to 'feed' as 'wear' is to…?
Oct
6
revised Starting email question
added 4 characters in body
Oct
6
comment “Any” or “some” in various questions?
@lisak. "some" and "somebody" are not the same words and the 'some' portion does not carry the same meaning. You cannot conclude anything about "somebody" based on connotations implied in "some". Also, the verb tense in your "Questions" example is incorrect.
Oct
6
comment What is the meaning of “being the type to point fingers”?
Not merely someone who (in one instance) blames, but someone who habitually finds fault.
Oct
6
answered “Any” or “some” in various questions?
Oct
6
answered Starting email question
Oct
4
answered Which is correct: “Set up something” or “Set something up” or “Setup something”?
Oct
1
answered Using the word 'Only'
Sep
28
comment Referring to some attribute of an inanimate object — use “who's”?
the daemon named desire...
Sep
19
answered What is the meaning of “to look like a square”?