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

Jul
18
awarded  Yearling
Jul
18
answered Should there be a comma after 'and'?
Jul
18
answered What is the part of speech of a word that refers to the word itself
Jul
17
accepted How should one punctuate “upper right most”?
Jul
17
comment How should one punctuate “upper right most”?
@JohnLawler: That makes a lot of sense; I wish it were clearer to read.
Jul
17
awarded  Editor
Jul
17
revised How should one punctuate “upper right most”?
Updated to make goal clearer
Jul
17
asked How should one punctuate “upper right most”?
Apr
30
awarded  Great Answer
Jan
29
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
26
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)!
Jan
26
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".
Nov
26
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
18
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. :)
Nov
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awarded  Good Answer
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
24
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.
Aug
23
awarded  Teacher
Aug
23
awarded  Scholar
Aug
23
awarded  Supporter