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Musically-inclined mathematics-loving liberal agnostic idealist, stir-fried with a large side dish of computers.

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awarded  Notable Question
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comment In what way is “are us” used?
We are using the word "grammar" slightly differently then; in any case, my meaning was that while "us" as the object of "are" is not a common usage, it is not obviously nonsensical like your example is. It's interpretable as similar to "toys are dogs", whereas "human are us" is not (as there is no subject in the whole sentence)!
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comment In what way is “are us” used?
Grammatically speaking it's fine: Toys (subject, plural) are (verb, plural) us (object, plural). Your "human" example doesn't apply because "human" is being used as an adjective in that context—that example's a totally different construction than "Toys are us".
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comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
Actually, I think it's a Greek word. And then I realized I'm on the internet, so, yes, it is Greek, says Wikipedia. :)
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comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
The mispronunciation is HY-per-BOWL, and the correct pronunciation is hy-PER-bo-LEE.
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comment How should “Home sweet home” be punctuated?
When writing the line in fictional dialogue, would you recommend omitting the comma to match standard use?
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accepted How should “Home sweet home” be punctuated?
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answered When is it appropriate to use the original pronunciation of a foreign word versus the English pronunciation?
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answered “Visualized” equivalent adjective for audio
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comment Favourite untranslatables
How is this untranslateable? People say "staircase wit" all the time. (Well, some people do.)
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answered What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
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comment “Par for the course”
It certainly should be! But it isn't. :)
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asked How should “Home sweet home” be punctuated?