OED Has Another Thing Coming
The latest round of draft entries for the New Edition of the OED has been released...
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Isn't That The Capital Of Sweden?
(Mailed to the International Herald Tribune and posted to alt.usage.english.) The...
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Gershwin Says "Ersters" And I Say Baloney
While watching "Shall We Dance?" (1937) last evening, I noticed that the character...
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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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Common Usage
In another thread here, there was constant reference to the fact that certain words...
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Hindi, English And The Future
Forwarded message posted for discussion: Hindi, English and the future of India By...
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For Some, Ships Are Feminine - Or Is That...
There is a discussion going on in fr.lettres.langue.anglaise about the use in English...
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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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Merriam-Webster Boners - #1: "Hispanic...
A few years ago, i wrote to Merriam-Webster about their definition of "Hispanic"...
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The Near Absence Of The Term "Spoken Grammar...
If it's good enough for the folks at Oxford UP, why does it not appear more on...
New Interactive Online Dialect Survey
Dear linguists and other lovers of the English language: My new online survey of...
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Capital One: Vikings
I find it annoying that the Capital One "Vikings" all have British accents. They...
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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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"Do You Know"
It's very common for Japanese people, when speaking English, to use the "do you know...
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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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Why Is "Oriental" Politically Incorrect...
A friend admonished me a few weeks ago when I totally innocently referred to her...
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Servants
Dear group I've read quite a lot of Agatha Christie over the past years (being a...
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ESL, How To Speak And Learn English Language
How to speak and learn English language! Here are some tips which may help you...
English Usage In The News: 2003 Recap
English usage in the 2003 recap [link]/ This page lists some memorable, and not...
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OT - Interesting Column
I don't usually do this, but a newspaper columnist in the Orlando Sentinel wrote...
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