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Programmer in ObjC, Ruby and most web scripting languages. Fluent in Japanese with 16 years experience speaking the language. Lived in Japan 5.5 years. Attained JLPT1 (on my first go - woo!) in 1999. I love Japanese language trivia plus anything good for the Izakaya gets me going! Language study is for the speakers, not just the linguists. :D


Jul
18
revised Most appropriate word for 'food'
added another alternative suggested by syockit
Jul
14
revised Most appropriate word for 'food'
added awesome examples nobody asked for :D
Jul
6
revised When asking for holidays, should I be more polite than usual?
Reference added
Jun
23
revised When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
added 25 characters in body
Jun
23
revised Difference between にかんして and について?
Corrected phrase for clarity/accuracy.
Jun
23
revised When and how did USA and UK come to be written as [米]{べい}[国]{こく} and [英]{えい}[国]{こく}?
added 96 characters in body
Jun
23
revised what is the difference between -さ and -み suffixes to make a noun out of an adjective?
fixed examples from okwave (copy paste collision!)
Jun
21
revised What is the difference between ~げ and ~そう
typo
Jun
21
revised What is the difference between ~げ and ~そう
Less dramatic
Jun
21
revised What is the difference between ~げ and ~そう
Added translation and に example for completeness
Jun
21
revised What is the difference between ~げ and ~そう
IME typo
Jun
17
revised When and to whom should I use the expression ご苦労様 (gokurousama)?
Spelling
Jun
17
revised Are there any Japanese words as versatile as “fuck” in English?
Clarified misunderstandings
Jun
14
revised What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
ixed for anthropological accuracy, and to garner an up vote from @Hippietrail
Jun
14
revised What's the difference between “巻寿司” (makizushi), “海苔巻き” (norimaki), and “巻物” (makimono)?
more detail
Jun
7
revised What's the difference between に and で when speaking of time of an action?
un-confuzzled the mixed up bits at the end
Jun
4
revised The differences and similarities between ーたら and ーば
added example of completed action for good measure!