Methods Of Polite Instruction
My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" (accent on the first syllable...
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Embedded Mispronunciations
This morning I heard a BBC World Service announcer made reference to "Oppra" Winfrey...
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Is English Forever In Bharat?
Forwarded message from "Mohan Sevak" ( From: "Mohan Sevak" ( Subject: IS ENGLISH...
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What I Tell You Three Times Is True
I know this comes from the Hunting of the Snark. I've seen another usage of it though...
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Etymology Of "Four Dollar Word"
I'm interested in the etymology of the term "four dollar word". I know it means roughly...
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Cliché After Cliché After Cliché ...
After googling unsuccesfully for 20 minutes or so, can I ask if any of the learned...
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Participle Phrases?
Hi everyone, I'm doing a little bit of writing in my spare time and I'm trying to...
Articles Before + ?
Hello all, I do not understand the usage of articles before a person's name with...
Motive Question Re: "My Best Solution...
So, I'm a horrible forensics/crime addict (real forensics, not CSI), it's one of...
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Capitalization
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou has delivered an impassioned plea to German...
Summer Movies -- What Went Wrong
Turns out it was the shitty movies that got greenlit... who knew? +++ New York Times...
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Expletive
In the newsgroup alt.english.usage the subject of how "expletive" came to be applied...
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Help Needed - Proof Read Essay?
Hello guys, I really needed help with my essay. Can someone please me proof read...
How Do I Pronounce "Inventory" In British...
As above really, I've heard it pronounced in various ways in the UK and abroad, and...
Query Fun...
So I've got this new here script that I'm sending out, and as part of the process...
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How Does Plural Agreement Work?
Hi, I need some information on adjective-noun agreement in English. In this senteces...
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How Vulgar Is "Ass" ?
I used to think that the word "ass" was simply slang for "buttocks" - rather crude...
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This Is The/A Book That I Bought Yesterday...
When I show a watch, which I bought yesterday,” to a friend of mine, I think I can...
Question?
I am am finding difficult to ask question, can you suggest me a good website to...
Make People Pay To Name Your Characters
Authors let bidders name characters SAN FRANCISCO - It can take years of late-night...
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