Robin Bignall
Robin gave me instructions on how to use his computer, I hope they work. He slipped...
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'Pederast' In Online Merriam-Webster's...
There was a controversy involving the Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus at www.m-w...
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Origin & Earliest Usage Of "Plonker" ...
Researching my family history I recently discovered that an ancestor of mine, first...
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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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English County
Some years ago I was asked, by someone over the Internet trying to find out my location...
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The Monty Hall Problem Encore
I recently read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon...
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American British Pronunciations
I'm no Professor 'Iggens, but I have a lifelong interest in, and sensitivity for...
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Largest English Speaking Nation.
The leaders of India would do well to attempt to make everyone fluent in English...
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Word Ownership
Google calls in the 'language police' By Jonathan Duffy BBC News Online Google is...
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Ratatouille
Yes, another food thread. Yesterday I had lunch in the Petit Blanc in Oxford, part...
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Prohibition On Writing The Name Of God
Greetings. Does the Jewish practice of writing "G-d" instead of "God" extend to the...
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Wallah-Wallah Bing-Bang
Has the use of "wallah" to mean "voila" spread to print, or is it strictly an internet...
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Raise Vs Rear?
Hi, This is from a selective cloze exercise, which aims to test semantic precision...
Test For English Users
According to John Sutherland in today's Guardian [link] > I have to say that I...
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A Newt By Any Other Name...
Hello, I'm interested in how words have evolved over the centuries, taking on new...
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English Brainpower Requirements
Speaking Chinese may take more brainpower than speaking English, a study suggests...
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'Used To' With Adverbs
Is it okay to use 'used to' with adverbs like always / never / often / sometimes...
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Comprehensive List Of Allophones Of All...
Hi everybody, In one of my classes, I am doing a contrastive analysis between English...
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Screenwriting Agents (?) In UK...?
I would love nothing more than to fly to Los Angeles and try sending some of my screenplays...
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Looking For English Words Of Noneuropean...
Hello, Most English words have European origin: specifically, from Germanic, French...
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