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I'm Louis Stein, native AmEng, and I really enjoy answering & teaching on English as a Second Language. I'm "learning as I go" so if I make any mistakes don't hesitate to comment or send me a chat message!

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Philosophy: I believe in life-long education such as that gained through the research I perform to give great answers on Stack Exchange.

Primary Interests: Cognitive psychology, linguistics, personal and cultural identity, theory of humor, and Education. Other Interests: Ballroom Dancing, Autism and Savant Syndrome (esp Absolute Pitch, which I have no sense of), Philosophy, Theory and History of Math, Theory and History of Science, Writing, Humor, Music, Piano, Singing (esp. Solfege), Education, ADHD, and Psychology.


About Me

Taught myself programming in 7th grade from my older brother's math book before I had a computer (1978). I would run the programs on paper to see what they would do. I learned to program for joy at the start of the personal computer revolution.


Feb
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revised The Yellow Wallpaper - What does *Smooch* imply?
minor edit
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revised The Yellow Wallpaper - What does *Smooch* imply?
Euphonious. I've been wanting to make this tiny change for awhile.
Feb
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revised The Yellow Wallpaper - What does *Smooch* imply?
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comment The Yellow Wallpaper - What does *Smooch* imply?
Another option might be to migrate this to ell.se as an exception to the rule since it does provide an interesting insight into deeper elements of English language usage. (I'm a regular contributor there, and why waste a pretty good question/answer pair? I know better now and won't answer LitCrit here again... sorry about that.)
Feb
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comment The Yellow Wallpaper - What does *Smooch* imply?
This question was originally posted to english.se here. There was a question regarding pranav's intention, and I thought the same as you, then he reposted over here and I edited/simplified the Question over there to be simply about the definition. Can we please give pranav, who is a new user, at least 24 hours to give him/her an opportunity to reply and possibly reword his question to something more appropriate?
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comment The Yellow Wallpaper - What does *Smooch* imply?
@pravnav, Here you go! Hope you like it! Could you please confirm for me if Part 2 of this answer fits your original intention when you first posted this question to english.se? That is, while Part 1 is good and helpful, your original question was asking about the broader literary/metaphorical interpretation of the word smooch. Right?
Feb
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answered The Yellow Wallpaper - What does *Smooch* imply?
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answered On the role of “accidents” in “realistic” stories
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Jan
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revised Can I use idioms in my personal statement?
Fixed some grammar. Added some humorous cheesy idioms.