Concerning Idioms
Recently, we've been revisiting some old disputes in alt.english.usage concerning...
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Latinos Or Hispanics
I call Spanish-speaking people in America Hispanics. Am I right in this, or wrong...
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Medieval Church's Agricultural Land?
Hello to everyone, I'd really appreicate it if someone could tell me what is the...
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Go To Hell - Is This Swearing?
Hello everyone, I was narrating a business conversation to my girlfriend. I have...
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Alt.Usage.Spanish.
I recently made my first posting at the AUS. My Spanish is God-awful. Has anyone...
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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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What Was That Weird And Funny Pseudo-Language...
I'm looking for a lead on that strange, jokey pseudo-language that was invented by...
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Dreamworks Insider Trading?
DreamWorks Insider Trading Scandal?Suspicious sales of DreamWorks Animation stock...
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Make A Film And Die, Infidel
'splain this away, Lucy. Maybe Spielberg could go talk to him and get him to see...
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I've Been Studying For CPE
I've been studying for CPE (Cambridge Proficiency) for an year and a half in a row...
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Jaser Vs Jazz:Which Came First?
The French verb "jaser" means "to gossip back and forth." Is it possible that the...
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"Serviette" Vs "Napkin"
I've just read a book called "Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour...
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Four Hundred OED Occurances, And No Definition...
Yo! The word is "noo."Simon Winchester, talking about the time of the OED's completion...
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Am - Pm Again
Hi, Sorry to bother y'all again ... Once more, translating a US english source, I...
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Had Better And Should Better?
Teachers, According to the grammar book I have, 'had better' is an ok expression...
I Want To Improve My English Speaking...
Is any native speaker willing to help a girl which is passing Toefl next month? Hi...
Heard Vs. Listened To
Today I was listening to a song while driving. If I said instead that I heard a song...
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Question About Deferred Payment
Don't say "Don't do it". I know everyone says "Don't do it", "It's the oldest trick...
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Lindy The Libarian
John Anderson is the leader of the National Party (recently rebranded as "The Nationals...
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Hypothetically Speaking
Can a movie that's already rotten be "spoiled?" Let's suppose, hypothetically speaking...
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