National Spelling Bee
I've been watching and I 've yet to see them present a word of English /Anglo-Saxon...
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Use Of Contractions In Written English
Hi everybody, I thougt that you shouldn't use contractions in written english (uups...
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English Reform?
If it were feasible, would you reform any aspect of the English language other than...
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The First Annual AUE Celebrity Superlative...
Since we've just begun a new calendar year, I thought it would be fun to make a...
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"Acapella"
Hello. I'm a new poster on this grop. I've got a question - can anyone tell me,...
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"Er" Pronounced "Ar"
16th century poetry seems to indicate that early modern English speakers would often...
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He Can't Spell, But He Can Communicate
I saw this link in another newsgroup: It's a beautiful example of being able to...
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Spelling Of "Bylaws"
Please what is the correct spelling of "bylaw" and "bylaws"? I was trying to find...
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Please Help Me With The Text (Part 1)
Hi All, I'm writing a business offer in English, but I'm not a native English speaker...
Putable Or Puttable?
Used in financial terms, "put(t)able swap," for example - meaning capable of being...
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Inter Alia
Hi, I'd appreciate any clues to finding an English word abbreviation of latin "i...
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"I Before E, Except After C" Rule Ends
British government spells end of 'i before e' rule 1 hr 41 mins ago LONDON – It...
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26 Letters; 1 Sentence; No Repeats
Zyxt Qishm V Jug Band wreck/flop. Zyxt Qishm Job Pad V wreck flung. Zyxt is the last...
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List Or DB Of Abbreviations
Hello alt.usage.english users, I have come across the problem several times, that...
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The Word "Gonna"
I'm gonna ask this question just once: Is the word "gonna" proper English? The...
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Pronunciation Of Name "Beyer"
How would the last name of a person called "Beyer" be pronounced in Britain or in...
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English Language Records?
Who keeps the record of English (English) spelling and grammar? If there is no record...
A Good 'Un
"Tha's right brahma, tha is", means you are a really good chap. "It's a brahma do...
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Can You SMS Me?
Hi all, British technical writer working abroad and trying to learn Swenglish (in...
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Good Man Ma Da
Any Irish folks here? I came across the expression "Good man ma da", and just about...
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