Building a Climbing Wall

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I’ve constructed my own home climbing wall. Here I document my plans, processes, and problems.

Frequently Asked Questions


A few frequently asked questions and my tentative and preliminary responses to them. I also try to give an approximate lower bound on how frequently the questions were asked.

The Intransitive to Warn


The intransitive use of to warn – when no recipient of the warning is specified – apparently sounds odd to some native speakers in some contexts (e.g., Pullum and Zimmer). This document is a compilation of various scraps of data on the issue – focusing on current usage, recent history, and potential differences between British and American English – for anyone who is interested in this sort of thing.