The Decline And Fall Of The American Empire...
Recently, we've had a discussion on the "rank" of various countries, in particular...
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In-Your-Face Anti-Americanism In The UK
An interesting article about Rightpondia in today's Guardian: [link] Comment An...
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Harry Potter And The Crock Of
Why do I find Harry Potter films glum, soulless, and without dramatic tension? Harry...
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How To Address An Unknown American Person...
I'm about to write a letter to an American person who I know next to nothing about...
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Who Am I?
Can you guess my age, sex, profession, city or region of origin, or other details...
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"Pippa Passes" - Rude Word In The Browning...
I've just been reading a book on Victorian prudery, as applied to Roman artefacts...
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The Failed Experiment
The America Mr Jefferson envisioned hasn't come about. The country is in a right...
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Foreign Names: Why Do Americans Lengthen...
Reading this [link] I see 'Kudoes to the New York Times...' I assume that the writer...
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Intialise, Criticise, Realize ..
Hello. The Americans have made it simple. They spell all the words in the subject...
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The Best Triscuit
Searching for the optimum toppings for Triscuits, I tried slices of feta, Parmesan...
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Cryptic Crossword Puzzles For The Non...
Having posted a contribution earlier today (about Marks and Spencer) intended only...
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A Word For A Person Always Playing Safe
Yo! Somebody please give me a word, and please make it as insulting as possible,...
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Scotch Whiskey
Ian Rankin, in Fleshmarket Alley (2004) repeatedly uses the spelling "whiskey" in...
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Do You Write For 6Th Graders?
At work the other day, a woman actually wrote these phrases in what was supposed...
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Pronunciation Of Numbers?
How would you read out the following numbers? 2,684 ft? Would you say 26 hundred...
Interrogative Form For Ordinal Numbers
"Barack Obama is the 44th president of the United States." What would be the interrogative...
Are These Correct?
Are these correct in American English Language? 1)I have flu.Whiout an (a) before...
The Nonsense League Table
Who speaks the most gibberish, the worst jargon, the most twisted English and the...
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Forgive Skip. He's In Mourning.
By Paul Farhi Washington Post Staff Writer Arthur Schiff, who died of lung cancer...
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TV Reality Sets In
NYT December 9, 2007 You CouldnĀ¹t Write This Stuff: TV Reality Sets In By EDWARD...
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