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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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accepted Interactions between Brainstorm and Miracles
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comment What are the results of combining Minion Reflector, Doubling Season, and Kalonian Hydra?
I have to downvote this, because this answer is incorrect in one important detail: the counters added to one hydra have no affect on the counters added to the other hydra. See my answer.
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revised MTG: Rise of the Dark Realms - what are some strategies to beat this card?
fixed caps and spelling
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comment Nivmagus and cipher card rulings
@mjqxxxx See the comp rules sections 510.4 and 510.5.
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comment Nivmagus and cipher card rulings
@mjqxxxx, that's incorrect. Both players get priority after the combat damage step and the first-strike damage step (if it occurs). If an encoded spell goes on the stack when first-strike damage occurs, then it's perfectly possible to exile the encoded copy and have the Nivmagus elemental get the +1/+1 counters in time for the regular combat damage step.