My Son, The Pope?
The short-list for a successor to the present Pope includes Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger...
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Let Them Eat Cake
From a recent NY Times article: To make her point that such infections may have been...
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Reason Why I Prefer To Be Called "English...
There's something nice about being called English, due to the fact that our great...
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Political Posting Of The Month
(Broken link alert.) While we have your attention, Mr President... It's not often...
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The Continent
I was reading a biography of someone who traveled among Germany, France, England...
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Evan K. And Granny Dumping
So, tell me, Evan, how you explain the phenomenon of granny dumping (1,*) without...
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Sleeping_Policeman/Gendarme_Couch...
THe first citation of "sleeping policeman" in the OED is 1973. Does anybody know...
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Expressions With 'Dutch' In The English...
There are a number of expressions in English with the word 'Dutch''. Some of them...
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French Stereotype Used In A Serious Article
Today's St. Paul Pioneer Press reprinted an article by Craig S. Smith from the New...
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[=SDC=] Q64 Who About Who?
Question 64: Some folks at Totally Official dot Com enjoy the Sunday Times! Here...
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Vote For The Word Of The Year
[link] Help us choose the Word of the Year Vlae Kershner, News Director, SF Gate...
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Syntax Or Semantics?
I've been semi-lurking here for a while and I thought I'd come in with a bit of flame...
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He Laughs Best Who Laughs Last
This sentence(proverb) is grammatically wrong or right? I think the relative pronoun...
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Today I Heard The Word
Today I heard the word "nesh" used by an East Midlands (i.e. Nottingham) regional...
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Crays, Lobsters, Prawns, Langoustines...
For the diligent reader, here's some etymological lore about lobsters, crayfish,...
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Speak To/ Speak With?
Which one is correct: I want to speak with you I want to speak to you It's always...
"Loads Of Thanks" - ?
Hello! My colleague at work asked me to publish a weekly report on a corporate web...
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BBC News Site Headlines: Today's Crop
Not funny today, but still Dead Wrong: "Officer resigns over racism film" (He doesn...
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Spectacle?
I am trying to understand this word. So can I use it like in this sentence? Paris...
Quite Satisfactory
I think evaluative expression "quite satisfactory" often appears in grading system...
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