Chinese-Style Measure Words In English...
I can think of only two instances where I have heard Chinese-style Measure Words...
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"Oriental" Is A Good Word.
I understand the word "Oriental" to mean East Asians, but not Indonesians, and maybe...
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Satiety
Yesterday morning on the BBC Radio 4 programme Today (sic!), one of the presenters...
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Chinese Burns?
Why are Chinese Burns called Chinese Burns?
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"Breeding Out"
Recently in the state of NSW, here in Australia we had another of those "Amercian...
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"Jews" Instead Of "Israeli"? Why?
Why do Jews refer to themselves as Jews instead of their country of origin? People...
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Spoken Here
I thought I would draw the groups' attention to a new book, "Spoken Here: Travels...
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Interpretation Of A Sentence
The following sentence is from a monograph on Chinese writing: 'If one were to label...
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The Four Seasons
What are the definitions of the four seasons? Why do we say that the equinoxes and...
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Books Versus Classroom Teaching As Source...
Whether in government or in TV or radio talk show forums, there are always discussions...
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Oriental Vs. Asian
Was wondering in North American culturure I always thought it was PC not to refer...
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Should We Make English Spelling More ...
According to Kate, If we don't make our spellings "phonics friendly" we will eventually...
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A Wrong Sentence?
We have been knowing each other since high school. Is this sentence gramatically...
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Sword?
I know the correct pronunciation of sword. I also know that at least some blacks...
FW: "The North Korean Skip Press?"
Kim Jong Il on Cinema: Another Book Report by Merrill Markoe [link] b 27642.html...
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European Languages Are Dialects Of Each...
I'm an Asian. I've heard people say that European languages are much like members...
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Up Close And Personal
Hi, there, Can anybody tell me what "up close and personal" means? I couldn't find...
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Tidal Wave Vs. Tsunami, Followup.
I chnaged the station but ABC news, in its intoductory 20 seconds, referred to a...
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Strange Usage Of Prepositions
From this week's Newsweek: 1. Arab societies outght to at least consider *at* the...
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Dreamworks Insider Trading?
DreamWorks Insider Trading Scandal?Suspicious sales of DreamWorks Animation stock...
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