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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Laura Spira's Craving For Love
I suppose we all want attention; all of us want to be loved. Laura's obsession for...
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More On The South And Evolution
Here's a depressing article about the state of American cultural and educational...
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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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Childrearing For Dummies
A recent email from a Leftpondian friend refers to a binky. I gather that this is...
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"12 MID" And Several Other Confusing Errors...
Here is an email I received from my capmus Public Safety department, at "1:26 PM...
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I've Been Here Too Long
Aue has become too much of my life. No, curb your enthusiasm, this is not an "I'm...
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"Things Is Getting Worser And Worser"
A few months ago, I told you all that my son uses "thing" instead of "think" in the...
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Hello
i am a stupid french who need to improve his english. i look for friends to talk...
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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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LGA Banned Words
BBC NEWS LGA banned words: full list Here is the full list of 200 words which, the...
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The Ukraine Or Ukraine
A person from the Ukraine has told a friend of mine that the country no longer takes...
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"One Of Those ... Who Is ..."
To the English-usage newsgroups I hope this isn't a FAQ ... I'm not a regular follower...
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Graveyard/Cemetery
A friend of mine asked me the difference between "graveyard" and "cemetery". I didn...
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Ginger?
Hello I've just been taken to task by my wife for using the term ginger in conversation...
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Me And My Friends?
Do you think 'me and my friends' is acceptable in a language learning aid meant for...
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Infer/Imply
I have recently been told that a speaker implies and a listener infers. My friend...
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Ahem...Oops...Tut!
A friend asked me to put together a list of words that are based around a sound....
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My Pet Dog?
Pleae help me to correct them, thanks! I have a pet dog. I named it Doggie. Doggie...
Servants
Dear group I've read quite a lot of Agatha Christie over the past years (being a...
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