About The Present Perfect...
So i know that the present perfect is used to describe something that happened in...
Isn't That The Capital Of Sweden?
(Mailed to the International Herald Tribune and posted to alt.usage.english.) The...
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Concerning Idioms
Recently, we've been revisiting some old disputes in alt.english.usage concerning...
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Sh Phoneme In English
The other day I surprised some people by using "knickers" as if it were a swearword...
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Podium/Lectern
An associate of mine referred to the stand he was speaking at as a "podium." I asked...
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I've Been Here Too Long
Aue has become too much of my life. No, curb your enthusiasm, this is not an "I'm...
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Hortense
I've tested all of the links in the Resources (Categorized Links) file at my Web...
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English Revolution Sweeping The World
"Half the world's population will be speaking or learning English by 2015, researchers...
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Literary Device Used Frequently In "The...
Hi all, I just finished "The Da Vinci Code" and enjoyed it. However, speaking as...
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"With Au Jus"
How common is the phrase (in English) "with au jus"? Each time I encounter it (on...
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"Exponential Growth", "Exponentially"
I guess this is how new words supplant old ones. One of those nasty shocks like learning...
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Recent Hearings
Recent hearings (compare "hearings" to "sightings"): 1. In reference to snow: "....
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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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N-1St? Or N-1Th?
If we were talking about some widget at location n-1, would this be the n-1st widget...
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Underbelly (Soft)
The phrase "soft underbelly" has always meant, to me, the most vulnerable part of...
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LGA Banned Words
BBC NEWS LGA banned words: full list Here is the full list of 200 words which, the...
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The Turkey, Do You Bake It Or Do You Roast...
What verb would you spontaneously use when speaking about what you do to a turkey...
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A Curious Finding About The Plural Form...
While researching the genitive as used in given and family names for a post to fr...
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American D For T
priddy, wadder, etc. Can anyone point me to some advice, techniques, and so on, for...
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Monkeys & Typewriters - Original Point...
When I looked at the Monkey Shakespeare Simulator the other day, I remembered how...
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