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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • i just google the word whenever i am not certain if i got it right.
    • Well, I prefer Kingword from the Kingsoft company to check the spellings since it is its forte. On the other hand, verifying phrases and idioms is Google's forte.
  • I far prefer dict.org [dict.org] when I’m unsure about the spelling of a word. Unfortunately I don’t know of a definitive source for the correct use of phrases, but I don’t trust Google blindly then either.

    The reason is pretty simple: a lot of native English speakers are actually awful English speakers. (Which is not surprising. My native language is Greek and my secondary is German, and I've seen that the same goes for Greeks and Germans speaking their respective native languages shoddily.) A lot

    • > The reason is pretty simple: a lot of native > English speakers are actually awful English > speakers. You must not be a linguist. :-) If anything, his google searches help him sound like a native speaker, even if they don't help him speak "correct" English, whatever that is.
      • Indeed, I would prefer to speak English like someone who could actually pass a basic English test. Maybe that’s not a laudable goal.

        Or maybe you still have plenty of time to break rules once you’ve understood them.

    • About 400 years ago, give or take, the phrase was "Hear him! Hear him!" Now-a-days it's "Ditto!" =Austin