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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Sh Phoneme In English
The other day I surprised some people by using "knickers" as if it were a swearword...
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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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Congratulations To Tatyana And Garry
Hear Yiz, Hear Yiz, Hear Yiz, It is with great pleasure we can announce that the...
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Another Letter To Sis
Dear Sis: For the first time, when reporting the doings in aue, I must report my...
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Hey, Don't Call Me An Asian!
Hey, don't call me an Asian! Forwarded message from (Email Removed) ( Subject: Hey...
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"Cool" In The Punk Era
Previous AUE speculation about the revival of the term "cool" in the mid-'70s has...
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Make A Film And Die, Infidel
'splain this away, Lucy. Maybe Spielberg could go talk to him and get him to see...
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Friend Of His/Him?
Let's say I am talking about a guy named Peter. 1. "I am a friend of Peter." 2...
Is There A Big Difference Between "V"...
I've been struggling to notice the difference between these two consonants but as...
Slang Meaning Of "Fit": Pondial?
Scene: this evening in the pub; about half a dozen people, chatting about nothing...
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Didn't
I recently noticed marked differences in pronunciation of '"didn't". Monica Goodling...
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=?ISO-8859-1?Q?After_=91Barthelona'_On_The_TV...
Our friends in the British media are nothing if not keen on multi-culti empathy and...
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(Successful) Films Without Character Arcs
I was talking to a friend of mine last night about video game-to-film adaptations...
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"I've Never Met Him Before."
Immediately after Jane has finished talking to Joseph, Jane's friend Thomas walks...
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It Snows And It's Snowing?
Recently I had a conversation with my friend. He asked me one question, which aroused...
Black English
Hi. I am going to ask a question about black English. I was talking to my American...
Questions-Past Tense In Spoken English...
1)If my friend tells me that he will not attend to the party tomorrow. And another...
Questions About The Usage Of "Enjoy"
Japanese people speaking English use "enjoy" quite frequently, and I believe that...
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Pronunciation Of "Worry" And "Plural S...
Dear all, I have three questions regards to pronunciation of "worry" and "plural...
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