Rid Of John Paul...finally
Now that the recently-senile and always-bungling old pope is at last gone, perhaps...
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Goodbye To Free Entry, Hello To The World...
The shameful deportation of Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has received...
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When To Use "affect" Vs "effect" (lay...
Do you have a sentence that uses "effect" & "affect" properly? For example, I remember...
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BBC In Monochrome
From the BBC's web site today 'Liberal black Congressman Charles Rangel said of...
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Isn't That The Capital Of Sweden?
(Mailed to the International Herald Tribune and posted to alt.usage.english.) The...
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Should I Use The British Or American Spelling...
If I am writing an article about paper money, to a world-wide readership, including...
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Goodies From America
An article in [link]/ , a highly entertaining site, discussed the difficulty of finding...
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"That's Not The Way We Talk"
"That's not the way we talk" is the headline above an article printed on today's...
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"Blue-plate Special"
I'm working on a Wikipedia article on the phrase "blue-plate special." Current version...
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Distinct British Terms For People
I want to write an article about terms for people (particularly negative ones) that...
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Guide For German Writers Of English
Greetings. I work in a German research centre, and as one of only two native English...
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Let Them Eat Cake
From a recent NY Times article: To make her point that such infections may have been...
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"Ketchup" Vs. "tomato Sauce" In UK Staining...
There's a scandal currently rocking the globe involving the London office of the...
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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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The "split Infinitive" Rule: More Harm...
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage says, under "split infinitive" The...
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IBM's Huge Mistake
Off-topic or not, this is from an article in today's Wall Street Journal, on-line...
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"Jell-o Shots"
[link] or "NEW ORLEANS An 8-year-old girl was suspended for nine days for bringing...
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A New Hippie Dictionary
There are news stories out about a new 700-page "Hippie Dictionary" edited by John...
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The Ukraine Or Ukraine
A person from the Ukraine has told a friend of mine that the country no longer takes...
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The "prison IS University" Metaphor -...
It's a while since I heard this metaphor cited, but it has had real currency in British...
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