A late-20s university grad living in the Bay Area with hopes of returning to the world of academia for Japanese or linguistics, or I'll run off to law school.
My obsessive-compulsions include stopping the microwave only when the time remaining is divisible by five and reading the fine print on commercials.
My first sip of tea was out of my baby bottle. I make one of the best cuppas you’ll ever taste.
The abuse of the word “never”: I never heard back from you; You never want to go out; You never return my calls; etc. I believe you need to use the word “didn’t” or “don’t” (depending on context) because if you never heard back from me we wouldn’t have an email chain of correspondence between us; if I never went out I would not have a social life of some sort or have met you; and if I never returned your call you wouldn’t know the sound of my voice.
Seriously, you can say “up til present day, Earth has never been engulfed by the sun” - that’s an appropriate use of the word never.