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I have a degree in Linguistics, but I work as a programmer. Most of my expertise about English is self-taught, plus lots of random trivia I've acquired here and there.

This is my favorite EL&U comment ever:

This isn't really a question about English so much as a question about hugs. Source


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comment How many missed triggers are necessary before you begin to have Game Losses and/or DQs?
This came up recently at the Pro Tour: magic.tcgplayer.com/db/article.asp?ID=10794
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accepted Ponder: to shuffle or not to shuffle
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comment Ponder: to shuffle or not to shuffle
Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Ancient Grudge, Lightning Bolt... these are just the first four removal spells that I thought of that you might play alongside U in a UW, RUG, or UR deck (of which there are plenty).
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comment Ponder: to shuffle or not to shuffle
Probably the most common situation where this happens is when you have plenty of mana and need a removal spell, and Ponder shows you removal and two more lands.
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asked Ponder: to shuffle or not to shuffle
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accepted When does a token have the same name as another token?
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comment When does a token have the same name as another token?
If the ability did not explicitly give a name to the token, its name is the same as its type. -- This is the key piece of information that I was missing. I was worried that all tokens had the same name, similar to how they all have a CMC of 0, which means that a single Detention Sphere could wipe out my entire board.
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asked When does a token have the same name as another token?
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