Common Usage
In another thread here, there was constant reference to the fact that certain words...
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Hindi, English And The Future
Forwarded message posted for discussion: Hindi, English and the future of India By...
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For Some, Ships Are Feminine - Or Is That...
There is a discussion going on in fr.lettres.langue.anglaise about the use in English...
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Latinos Or Hispanics
I call Spanish-speaking people in America Hispanics. Am I right in this, or wrong...
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When One Brings Forward The Date Of One...
Hi, say my birthday is on May 30th, which is a sunday, but I really want to tear...
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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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The Near Absence Of The Term "Spoken Grammar...
If it's good enough for the folks at Oxford UP, why does it not appear more on...
New Interactive Online Dialect Survey
Dear linguists and other lovers of the English language: My new online survey of...
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The Best Way How To Improve Spoken English...
Hi friends, I'm a software engineer, I would like to improve my english fluency....
Me And My Friends?
Do you think 'me and my friends' is acceptable in a language learning aid meant for...
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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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Medieval Church's Agricultural Land?
Hello to everyone, I'd really appreicate it if someone could tell me what is the...
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Go To Hell - Is This Swearing?
Hello everyone, I was narrating a business conversation to my girlfriend. I have...
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Alt.Usage.Spanish.
I recently made my first posting at the AUS. My Spanish is God-awful. Has anyone...
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English Usage In The News: 2003 Recap
English usage in the 2003 recap [link]/ This page lists some memorable, and not...
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Should We Make English Spelling More ...
According to Kate, If we don't make our spellings "phonics friendly" we will eventually...
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German Letter In The English Language...
Hi, a friend told me that in earlier times, the English Language had the Letter ...
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In A French Newsgroup That
In a French newsgroup that focuses on English someone posted a question regarding...
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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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It's The Same Difference
In the movie "Once Upon A Time In America", there's a scene in the back of a pub...
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