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bio website mmeuer.blogspot.com
location Minnesota
age 49
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seen Oct 6 at 22:02

I am a software engineer working in Minneapolis. I'm the father of six wonderful children and husband of a fantastic wife. (I won't even mention the other children and wives.) (That's a little joke.)

I am (well, I try hard to be) a faithful Roman Catholic.

My politics are pretty conservative.

I like to play chess, though I'm not very good. Feel free to send me a challenge to play at chess.com. (My user name there is MrFishy.)


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comment Where does the phrase “red herring” come from?
So, @Theta30, are you implying that ask.yahoo's entry is a red herring?
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comment Why does “it” have a dehumanizing connotation?
Shauna and Mitch - You can think about "Why" a little more deeply than that. Aristotle distinguished between four types of causes, and when you ask "why" about something you might be asking about any of the four. Take a look at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_causes.
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comment How to say that food is hot (temperature) without the listener thinking that I mean “spicy”?
How about "scalding" or "scalding hot"?
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comment Where does the phrase “red herring” come from?
True. Sorry about that. This was my first foray into English.stackexchange.com. I'll try to more diligent about that in the future.
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