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by trois_pistoles
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:56 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: School Education vs Independent Learning
Replies: 17
Views: 6154

Re: School Education vs Independent Learning

I feel basically the same way, but the thing is, learning can be a chore even if you like the topic. It's common to be enthralled initially and then disillusioned with the deeper, harder material. Also, being bored with the underpinnings of something and then interested in the deeper parts can be co...
by trois_pistoles
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:29 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Who the dickens are you?
Replies: 10922
Views: 2375753

Re: INTRO THREAD THE THIRD

Hi guys, My name is trois, I have been a fan of xkcd for a while. I'm new to the forums, and am dazzled by the array of awesomess to discuss here. I'm a college undergrad studying CS, particularly Java, and have recently been into literature and writing. currently reading: Norwegian Wood, by Murakam...
by trois_pistoles
Sat Jan 21, 2012 9:16 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Why do people begin sentences with the word "and"?
Replies: 23
Views: 8380

Re: Why do people begin sentences with the word "and"?

"There is a persistent belief that it is improper to begin a sentence with And, but this prohibition has been cheerfully ignored by standard authors from Anglo-Saxon times onwards. An initial And is a useful aid to writers as the narrative continues."
--R.W. Burchfield

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