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I want patience and I want it now.

Also, I find that nostalgia isn't what it used to be.

Laziness is what gets me out of bed in the morning.

正宗で大根を切る。

言い出しっぺ。

Some of the smartest things people have ever said:

No language makes perfect sense. — John McWhorter

Neurosis is always a substitute for legitimate suffering. — Carl Jung

A child educated only at school is an uneducated child. — George Santayana

Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do. Strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do. — Savielly Tartakower

One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision — Bertrand Russell

Every good thing that happens in your life is a gift. — Yours Truly


Jun
6
comment Improving my English
The grammar checker in MS Word is execrable. I wouldn't steer anyone to it.
Jan
28
awarded  Yearling
Dec
20
answered Is it legal to name a character in a story after a disguised trademark?
Sep
1
answered “Variation” and “symmetry” in a sentence
Sep
1
revised “Variation” and “symmetry” in a sentence
on => of, bamboo is a mass noun unless you are referring to different species, which I presume you are not
Aug
5
comment Hand gestures of “Come on” and other short words
"He beckoned to her to join him." You need the preposition.
Jun
22
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
8
comment german tourist or German tourist?
@NeilFein: Haha, how'd that work out for you? :)
Apr
5
revised How to avoid specifying the gender in English when the original text does not specify it?
added 4 characters in body
Apr
5
answered How to avoid specifying the gender in English when the original text does not specify it?
Mar
23
comment Getting details of a past century right
Related.
Mar
20
comment Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
All right, then let me say it straight: There is no "best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer." There are only ways that work for what you are trying to do. And you have to be the judge of that.
Mar
17
comment Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
@shomif: If you are trying to develop your own style, why ask about it in some forum about writing? Sheesh.
Mar
16
answered Best way to emphasise the greenness of the fields in spring in comparison with summer
Mar
10
answered How to use parentheses
Mar
10
revised How to use parentheses
edited body
Feb
18
comment Does using version control system make backups unnecessary?
+1 As sharptooth correctly notes, if you have your version control on the same drive as your backups, you're living in a fool's paradise.
Feb
16
revised What makes good writing software?
edited title
Feb
16
comment Proper use of the “historical present tense”
Cue to a bar ...? This sounds very odd if you're writing prose instead of a screenplay. (N.B. in a screenplay, the direction would be Cut to .... You don't use to with cue, as it takes a direct object: Cue jackhammer noises outside the window.)
Feb
16
answered Proper use of the “historical present tense”