Hectic As Positive
I recently (fifteen minutes ago) encountered the use of "hectic" in a positive sense...
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New Page On The AUE Site: Pronunciation...
There's a new page on the alt-usage-english site, showing the pronunciation of some...
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Have (Got) In British English
As far as I know, you usually can't leave out "got" after "have" in negative and...
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Traffic Circles, Rotaries, And Roundabouts
An off-topic thread in alt.folklore.computers brought it to my attention that many...
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Are Bre Phone Terms Turning Ame?
I just phoned a hospital in England and was told by a recorded voice that the extension...
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Odd Pronunciations Of English Words Derived...
Odd pronunciations of English words derived from French (some of which have been...
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Dice - Die
Hi AUE, I hope you can help me with this issue which we've been discussing in alt...
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The "Split Infinitive" Rule: More Harm...
Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage says, under "split infinitive" The...
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Sank/Sunk, Shrank/Shrunk: A New View
Over the last few years there have been quite a few posts lamenting a gradual loss...
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"Between You And I" As A Dialectal Usage
In the newsgroup alt.english.usage , the term "dialect" was recently discussed, and...
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I've Been Sent To My Room
My brother and I had a fight just now. It's 9PM Friday evening and I've been sent...
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Bongo, Bwana?
For reasons unknown to me, a post I wrote to this thread, and which I reposted when...
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Is It "In Hospital" Or "In The Hospital...
I'm reading a book about Malta and they keep saying "he was in hospital", "they were...
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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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Holiday/Holidays/Vacation
Hello. Could anyone please explain to me the difference in usage of "holiday" / ...
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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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Proposed Addition Of Name Pronunciations...
I would very much appreciate if there would be an ASCII IPA list of how-to-pronounce...
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Looking For English Usage Website
Hello, I'm looking for an English usage website: the sort that will tell me the difference...
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'Ing' Form Of 'To Stymie' (& Do Any Other...
'stimying', 'stymieing', 'stymying' == For the 'ing' form of the verb 'to stymie...
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R/W Mispronunciation Amoung Black Youth...
I've noticed many young people mispronounce R, substituting it with W (Johnathon...
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