Podium/Lectern
An associate of mine referred to the stand he was speaking at as a "podium." I asked...
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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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Why Is "Oriental" Politically Incorrect...
A friend admonished me a few weeks ago when I totally innocently referred to her...
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Offshored & Bangalored
I keep hearing the term "bangalored" used in reference to offshoring globalization...
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"Stipulate"
I was having an argument with a friend recently. He proposed some middle ground and...
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Is The Thumb A Finger ?
I'm a non-native user of English and I've just been asked by some friends to settle...
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Next Wednesday
Hello I've always understood the expression next Wednesday (or any other day) to...
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A Ways To Go?
Hi all, One of my friends likes using this term "a ways to go". Does anyone...
"Self-Loving"
Every day I wake up and appear to stumble over a usage I have not seen before. Today...
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What Does "Famous" Mean?
Please help settle an argument. A friend and I can't agree on the meaning of the...
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"Aye Mommy" - What Does It Mean?
"Aye Mommy mira mira":- Supposedly a compliment, in the same way that a wolf-whistle...
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Button Polisher
A friend happened to use the phrase "button polisher" with respect to some brass...
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Singular, Plural And Noun Conundrum?
Friends, I'm confuse regarding the usage of countable and uncountable noun in this...
Ambivalent?
In my experience of learning English, I notice some words (very few) are used in...
To My Opinion
I have a friend who uses the expression "to my opinion" instead of the expression...
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The Usage Of In And At?
Could you explain the differences between “in” and “at” in the following sentences...
Please Correct My Grammar
Although I don't know personally what your problem is, and how diffucult is this...
Explanation
Dear Friends, You could have an impression that I am a lazy guy who wants to ask...
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I Think We've Hoed This Row Before
The other day, in listening to coverage of the California recall vote, I heard a...
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Tutoring English To Chinese Students ...
Hi folks,I'm not sure if this is the most appropriate group in which to ask this...
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