OED Has Another Thing Coming
The latest round of draft entries for the New Edition of the OED has been released...
  • 262
  • Usenet
For My Wife And I
Still musing about this pronoun question, I ran some searches with some surprising...
  • 208
  • Usenet
Gershwin Says "Ersters" And I Say Baloney
While watching "Shall We Dance?" (1937) last evening, I noticed that the character...
  • 176
  • Usenet
Sidney As A Female Name
I've just been reading "A suitable vengeance" by Elizabeth George, and have found...
  • 154
  • Usenet
Why Is "Oriental" Politically Incorrect...
A friend admonished me a few weeks ago when I totally innocently referred to her...
  • 54
  • Usenet
How Do You Really Pronounce Macabre?
In American English, how should we really pronounce "macabre?" A friend insists...
  • 37
  • Usenet
German Letter In The English Language...
Hi, a friend told me that in earlier times, the English Language had the Letter ...
  • 34
  • Usenet
Who Can Help Me For My English Name?
well, i am a chinese guy, my name in chinese is: Guo Linlin. Guo is my family name...
  • 28
  • Usenet
Already Will Have + Past Participle ...
Hi. What is the subtlety of "He already will have left by now" in the following...
How To Get Respondents?
Hello, as you could see some time ago, I'm looking for British people who would be...
  • 24
  • Usenet
'I Speak Good English' Or 'I Speak English...
A Sunday pub lunch disagreement needs resolving. A friend stated that 'I speak good...
  • 23
  • Usenet
Brinkley's Beat--And Who Are Some Of The...
I am almost 3/4th the way though 'Brinkley's Beat'. The man is a damn good writter...
  • 22
  • Usenet
Cozenry?
Sorry if this is the wrong group. In reading Stephen King's new book, "Dark Tower...
  • 19
  • Usenet
Here Vs. The Real World...
It's weird - the thing about online relationships vs. flesh-and-blood relationships...
  • 17
  • Usenet
Hit Your Head?
You would say, "I hit my head against the ceiling." 1) Someone might ask you "What...
Best Chick-Chick Friend Movie You Ever...
The only one I can think of that I REALLY liked was Bagdad Cafe. Things like the...
  • 16
  • Usenet
Adam Baldwin Comes Out
I just found this post over in rat. Seems the world is getting more unpredictable...
  • 14
  • Usenet
Right, Left Or Center?
Back in the 1970s, I bought stock in a company called KinderCare, which ran a chain...
  • 14
  • Usenet
European Vs. American (C.V. Vs. Resume...
I was in Germany recently and a friend gave me a C.V. to take home (he was looking...
  • 13
  • Usenet
Sopranos -- The End
Bloodbath on 'The Sopranos' Monday, June 04, 2007 By Roger Friedman AP Tony Soprano...
  • 13
  • Usenet