6,567 reputation
11846
bio website
location
age
visits member for 3 years, 1 month
seen 8 hours ago

Jul
25
comment Is “Unless if” grammatically incorrect?
@JanusBahsJacquet: Absolutely don't take me as any kind of authority on that. English is my second language and this is the kind of errors I'm quite prone to make.
Jul
25
answered Is “Unless if” grammatically incorrect?
Jul
25
comment What is meant by “same difference”?
Note, "No difference" is a neat, semi-formal or formal expression. "Same difference" means the same thing, but has slang/country connotations; it's not something you'd find in a scientific paper - being a rather silly oxymoron it's rather shunned in "cultured society", unless you use it for humorous purpose.
Jul
25
answered A critical situation in which no trick works?
Jul
22
comment More emphatic term for “Expert”?
The slight difference in connotation between the two is that Guru tends to be also a wise teacher, while Ace may be a loner, not willing to share the gift.
Jul
18
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
7
comment What is the difference between illegal and unlawful?
@anixx: The program has performed an unlawful operation? Nope. You may try to perform an illegal move in chess, unless your move is drawing a gun on your opponent. Punching below the waist line in boxing is illegal, not unlawful. Simply, 'illegal' can apply to arbitrary set of rules, while 'unlawful' applies to law.
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
answered Single word or short phrase for giving a passing mark?
Jun
21
accepted comfiture and discomfiture - etymology
Jun
21
accepted Noun-adjective reversal - was it ever in use in plain speech?
Jun
21
answered facial expression of sympathetic pain?
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Jun
6
asked once, twice, thrice… was there more?
Jun
4
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
3
awarded  Yearling
May
20
accepted Non-aerodynamic meanings of 'vane'
May
19
answered Is this grammatically correct: “It has happened for a while now.”