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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


Jul
22
comment In Texas Hold'em, who is awarded second and third place in this scenario?
This could, in principle, go here, but I think it will be much better served at poker.stackexchange.com
Jul
21
asked Factory bonus when some supply piles are exhausted
Jul
17
revised Does an activated ability resolve if the card with the ability is returned to its owner's hand?
added 25 characters in body
Jul
17
answered Does an activated ability resolve if the card with the ability is returned to its owner's hand?
Jul
11
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
9
comment How do you pronounce Agricola?
@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft, right, and those are the vowel in "greed", not the vowel in "grid".
Jul
9
comment How do you pronounce Agricola?
Actually, Eric is right about the IPA and you are wrong. The symbol /i/ is EE, not IH, as the very Wikipedia link you gave points out.
Jun
13
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
9
comment How does Infinite Reflection work with Commander and commander damage?
In the second game, all of the protagonist's creatures immediately go into the graveyard after you cast Infinite Reflection on the commander, due to the legend rule.
May
25
revised Hexproof on an opponent's creature
corrected grammar, added clarification
May
25
awarded  Nice Answer
May
2
comment Why play Land Grant?
#4 amuses me. I don't know of a Storm deck that has ever needed G, but of course that wouldn't stop you, would it? You just reveal this card, search for a Forest (and fail to find it), then go about your business.
May
2
accepted Why play Land Grant?
May
2
comment Why play Land Grant?
I don't see how #1 and #2 apply in this case, since the card can only ever fetch Forests and is therefore functionally equivalent to just drawing a Forest. #5 much more relevant.
May
2
accepted Recommended strategies for the MTGO Cube
May
2
asked Why play Land Grant?
Apr
30
comment Recommended strategies for the MTGO Cube
Ok, but what are the ready-made archetypes in the MTGO cube?
Apr
30
comment Recommended strategies for the MTGO Cube
@ghoppe, aside from what rahzark said, the fact is that in a cube you might open a pack with 8 cards that are first-pick bombs in any other format. This makes BREAD a little less useful as a guide.
Apr
30
asked Recommended strategies for the MTGO Cube
Apr
26
comment Can Morbid be triggered after the Morbid creature is cast?
@ghoppe, it's not clear to me what corsiKa's point actually is, since I find his answer very unclear. This answer covers the relevant point: my plan fails in step 1, because the Morbid trigger never goes on the stack unless the Outcast has already died.