Merriam-Webster Boners - #1: "Hispanic...
A few years ago, i wrote to Merriam-Webster about their definition of "Hispanic"...
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The Monty Hall Problem Encore
I recently read "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time" by Mark Haddon...
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Pronunciation Of "Lieblich", And Other...
I remember Bob Lieblich has once posted about the pronunciation of his family name...
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Largest English Speaking Nation.
The leaders of India would do well to attempt to make everyone fluent in English...
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Word Ownership
Google calls in the 'language police' By Jonathan Duffy BBC News Online Google is...
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Prohibition On Writing The Name Of God
Greetings. Does the Jewish practice of writing "G-d" instead of "God" extend to the...
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Pronunciation Of 'Forte' (Italian-Derived...
The various pronunciations of "forte" have been discussed before in these newsgroups...
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Raise Vs Rear?
Hi, This is from a selective cloze exercise, which aims to test semantic precision...
Test For English Users
According to John Sutherland in today's Guardian [link] > I have to say that I...
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A Newt By Any Other Name...
Hello, I'm interested in how words have evolved over the centuries, taking on new...
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'Used To' With Adverbs
Is it okay to use 'used to' with adverbs like always / never / often / sometimes...
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What Was That Weird And Funny Pseudo-Language...
I'm looking for a lead on that strange, jokey pseudo-language that was invented by...
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Comprehensive List Of Allophones Of All...
Hi everybody, In one of my classes, I am doing a contrastive analysis between English...
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Dreamworks Insider Trading?
DreamWorks Insider Trading Scandal?Suspicious sales of DreamWorks Animation stock...
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Pilates Classes + Onesie
Hello, My professor in high-school gave me an assignment to analyse a news paper...
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Afikoman
I noticed in surfing my OED online, that the word "afikoman," the matzo that put...
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Looking For English Words Of Noneuropean...
Hello, Most English words have European origin: specifically, from Germanic, French...
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Internet Chat And The Devolution Of Language
I'm researching a project on real-time written communication (AIM, ICQ, etc.) and...
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PLAY Or DO Sport?
I have a problem with the expressions "play" and "do" when it comes to sport. The...
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'Neanderthal' As An Insult
Another post inspired by recent political events in Washington, DC. A United States...
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