Americans Rarely Read!
Americans rarely read! Conjecture, yes, but what else could explain this? I don...
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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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Is This A Strictly American
Is this a strictly American alternative for 'female student' ? What do, say, Australians...
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An American On Britishisms
Does anyone have any comments about this?
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Legos?
My son has asked me to tap into the collective wisdom of aue - here is his request...
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Traffic Circles, Rotaries, And Roundabouts
An off-topic thread in alt.folklore.computers brought it to my attention that many...
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"Zed" Vs. "Zee"
Recently I was watching "Men in Black" (it was being played on a cable station and...
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Only In America
What do Americans say when we say "Only in America"? Stupot
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Are Bre Phone Terms Turning Ame?
I just phoned a hospital in England and was told by a recorded voice that the extension...
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The Ame 'O' Sound
I've noticed on American-oriented dictionaries/wordlists dotted about the WWW that...
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Canadian Usage
According to Garner's Modern American Usage, substiting the phrase "as well" for...
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That Is So Not True.
That is so not true. You are so not hideous. I've heard these from American TV anmations...
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(Long) Oxford Book
I am reading a book that was sent to me by another poster in aue. The sender will...
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Civilian Contractor As A Euphemism
It appears that, with the death of the four "civilian contractors" in Iraq yesterday...
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Puh-HO-Nix?
Have any of you seen this TV commercial for Fed-Ex-Kinkos in the US? The customer...
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It Took 20 Yrs But...
OK, it took 20 years, but today I had a revelation. The fact that it took 20 yrs...
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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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The First Debate Gets An Obaue-Ing
Having skip-read the transcript of last night's debate at www.nytimes.com (free registration...
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What Does The "101" Mean In "American...
In e.g. "American History 101", what does the 101 mean, and what is the correct context...
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Manu Boycott
I see that the Manchester United fans have called a boycott on the team's sponsors...
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