"Hot Dogs" As "Sausages" - Redux
A coincidence. Just as I finished lunch a hot dog on a bun, a tomato, potato salad...
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Disproven Disproved?
After my strode/stridden thread turned into a proved/proven thread, I discovered...
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Pukka Mealtimes
When is the pukka time to eat? My understanding is as follows, but I will welcome...
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British Word For "Transom" (Window Over...
Elizabeth George, the California writer who writes very good mystery stories set...
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Embedded Mispronunciations
This morning I heard a BBC World Service announcer made reference to "Oppra" Winfrey...
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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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Human Race -- Is It Still Widely Used
Well if usenet or the web is any indication, apparently so. I searched and turned...
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Eats, Shoots & Leaves -- A First Impression
(Emailed to Andrew Franklin of Profile Books, and posted to alt.usage.english.) Dear...
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Recent Hearings
Recent hearings (compare "hearings" to "sightings"): 1. In reference to snow: "....
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Explain Joke, Please
Enlightenment request. Today's "Pearls Before Swine" comic strip revolves around...
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Ame "Hero Sandwich"
Reading something elsenet, I came across a reference to someone having "a hero sandwich...
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Attitudes Toward Users Of Leet-Speak?
Hello, I'm writing a paper on the social history of leet-speak since the early 80...
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[British] Royal Navy Abbreviations
I'm just re-reading John Winton's "We Joined the Navy" (pub. 1959) and there is reference...
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Coal In The Christmas Stocking
There have been a number of references to this in recent posts, which reminded me...
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Bikini Bottoms?
Let me try to bring some sunshine into these cold days. I just read a text where...
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English Remarks Of Scots Used In A Derogatory...
I am reading a book "Being English in Scotland". The author claims about English...
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Proper Use Of The Word "On"
Hi, Can anyone help me find a rule, if there is one, for the proper use of the word...
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Help With Sentence
I'm getting ready to apply to law school and I'm finishing up writing my personal...
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The Tea Of An Afternoon
Hello: Is this "tea of an afternoon" an idiomatic expression, similar to "five o...
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What Is A "Bushing"
Hi, I think I am going mad. I have loads of people here (in Sweden) who are writing...
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