• I've tested all of the links in the Resources (Categorized Links) file at my Web site. There were eleven bad links, and they have now been repaired. You can see a list of the repairs in my "What's New" file at http://www.exw6sxq.com/sparky/aue related/whats new.html under "2004 ...
  • priddy, wadder, etc. Can anyone point me to some advice, techniques, and so on, for training myself to STOP talking this way? (It's embarrasses me.) Thanks
  • http://www.sunherald.com/mld/thesunherald/living/9347623.htm Using the comma correctly is often a matter of tempo Not long ago I ended one of my scholarly dissertations with an admonitory word: "Let us think upon these things, and go in peace." Remarkably, that gentle valedictory provoked a flood of ...
  • Hello everyone, I was narrating a business conversation to my girlfriend. I have mentioned that the business dealing lead me to a "Go to hell" attitude. She asked me not to use those swear words. I did not know that "Go to hell" was a swear ...
  • The word "wanna" is one of those nonstandard terms (like "ain't") which has a standard spelling. It's an entry in a number of online dictionaries, although surprisingly not in either the Merriam-Webster online dictionary at www.m-w.com or the 11th ...
  • Hi all. A statement in English can be implied to be a question by speaking with a rising inflection. For example, "You are American.", versus "You are American?" I know this can be done in French. I'm wondering whether this a feature of all ...
  • When talking about the 'mobile phone', I have always pronounced the word 'mobile' similar to 'docile'. But recently I keep hearing the CNN TV announcer pronouncing it similar to 'noble' Is the latter American pronounciation? It does not agree with ...
  • I received this in email the other day. ** Once again, The Washington Post published its yearly contest in which readers are asked to supply alternate meanings for various words. And the winners are... 1. Coffee (n.), a person who is coughed upon. 2. Flab ...
  • Hi folks, Recently I had a chat with an American parish priest living in California, but born and brought up in Chicago countryside. Intrigued by the scarceness of my name "Shine" in the US, he asked me if I knew what it meant to a black person. I ...
  • Hi folks, Recently I had a chat with an American parish priest living in California, but born and brought up in Chicago countryside. Intrigued by the scarceness of my name "Shine" in the US, he asked me if I knew what it meant to black person. I ...
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