Puh-HO-Nix?
Have any of you seen this TV commercial for Fed-Ex-Kinkos in the US? The customer...
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Ame Vs Bre: Garage, Hunting
There's been quite a debate going on on Wikipedia on the relative meanings of these...
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Do You Regard English Speakers From Other...
For me, to be called a foreigner, one has to speak a different language. I don't...
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Subtitles In English
There's a recent thread on sci.lang discussing differences between Qu├ębecois and...
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Ebonics From West Africa?
I have read many sources that claim that Black English (i.e. Ebonics, AAVE) is connected...
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Counter
I know that the word "counter", when used domestically, is predominantly a North...
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Horizonless Transcontinental Sentences...
Horizonless Transcontinental Sentences Department 25 April 2004 (( OK, children,...
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Muffin Again
I thought we had finally settled the muffin issue: 1) The (English) muffin - a doughy...
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'Centring'
I've long been familiar with the UK spellings 'centre' and 'theatre' as compared...
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Oogo Chavez
U.S. newsreaders always called Charles de Gaulle "Charlz," not "Sharl." They gave...
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Terrorism -- What Is It And Why?
In the couple of years since 9/11 the phrase "the war on terror" has become part...
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Xenophobia
According to The Columbia Guide to Standard American English , "xenophobia" has four...
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Try Saying The Alphabet...
Try to say the alphabet without moving your lips or your tongue. Every letter will...
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What A Jerk!
I have stated before my reasons for being skeptical of the belief that the noun ...
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Educated Americans?
"Educated Americans have a tendency to think that intelligence can be directly assessed...
Biggin
I've been reading a specialty forum on silver to learn a little bit more about some...
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Words That Are Not Spelled Phonetically
Has anyone compiled a list of words in American English that are not spelled phonetically...
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Sword?
I know the correct pronunciation of sword. I also know that at least some blacks...
Americans Can't Pronounce 'Macabre'!
Both of these pronounciations are wrong, IMHO! :-D I've never heard an American...
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A Word With A Surprising Number Of Definitions
The word "set" has over 100 meanings or uses. - from the American Language section...
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