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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For My Wife And I
Still musing about this pronoun question, I ran some searches with some surprising...
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Robin Bignall
Robin gave me instructions on how to use his computer, I hope they work. He slipped...
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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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Sidney As A Female Name
I've just been reading "A suitable vengeance" by Elizabeth George, and have found...
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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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I Wonder Why [...] ?
Following a method of Ms Richoux, I did a Google search of the Literature Post site...
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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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New Hampshire Supreme Court Cites From...
I was watching Paula Zahn Now on CNN and a legal case in New Hampshire was the...
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Clarification Of A "Baseball Joke", Please
(Note cross-posts and follow-up) My partner was given a desk calendar as a little...
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How Do You Really Pronounce Macabre?
In American English, how should we really pronounce "macabre?" A friend insists...
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May He Rest In Peace
When the phrase " may he rest in peace " is inserted in the sentence without any...
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Is The Thumb A Finger ?
I'm a non-native user of English and I've just been asked by some friends to settle...
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Two Meanings Of Pedophile & M Jackson...
"Pedophile" means lover of children. And Michael Jackson does love children apart...
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"Go On Strike"
In a sentence like "They go on strike for better wages" or "They are on strike",...
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FW: "The North Korean Skip Press?"
Kim Jong Il on Cinema: Another Book Report by Merrill Markoe [link] b 27642.html...
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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...
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British Royalty Question
We were watching a program on Queen Elizabeth. It said that Margaret was given a...
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Opinions On Speaker Use?
What's your opinion of this speaker's usage? Her friend in Chester, his girlfriend...