• I've tested all of the links in the Resources (Categorized Links) file at my Web site. There were eleven bad links, and they have now been repaired. You can see a list of the repairs in my "What's New" file at http://www.exw6sxq.com/sparky/aue related/whats new.html under "2004 ...
  • Question 3: Two Americans "meet" in an internet chat room. One writes something which makes the other sure that they both live in the same city. In fact the cities they live in don't even share the same name. What are they? (Question submitted by ...
  • priddy, wadder, etc. Can anyone point me to some advice, techniques, and so on, for training myself to STOP talking this way? (It's embarrasses me.) Thanks
  • http://www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/living/9347623.htm Using the comma correctly is often a matter of tempo Not long ago I ended one of my scholarly dissertations with an admonitory word: "Let us think upon these things, and go in peace." Remarkably, that gentle valedictory provoked a flood of ...
  • There might be something wrong with my hearing, but I believe I just heard a correspondent for NPR (representing, more or less, the center-left mainstream American intelligentsia) speak of "the al-Qaeda folks". This is (to me) reminiscent of Dubya ...
  • Hello everyone, I was narrating a business conversation to my girlfriend. I have mentioned that the business dealing lead me to a "Go to hell" attitude. She asked me not to use those swear words. I did not know that "Go to hell" was a swear ...
  • The word "wanna" is one of those nonstandard terms (like "ain't") which has a standard spelling. It's an entry in a number of online dictionaries, although surprisingly not in either the Merriam-Webster online dictionary at www.m-w.com or the 11th ...
  • Energy Guzzled by Al Gore's Home in Past Year Could Power 232 U.S. Homes for a Month Gore's personal electricity consumption up 10%, despite "energy-efficient" home renovations NASHVILLE - In the year since Al Gore took steps to make his home more ...
  • When talking about the 'mobile phone', I have always pronounced the word 'mobile' similar to 'docile'. But recently I keep hearing the CNN TV announcer pronouncing it similar to 'noble' Is the latter American pronounciation? It does not agree with ...
  • Hi all. A statement in English can be implied to be a question by speaking with a rising inflection. For example, "You are American.", versus "You are American?" I know this can be done in French. I'm wondering whether this a feature of all ...
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