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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Eats, Shoots & Leaves
I've just come across the above-named volume by Lynne Truss: ISBN 1 86197 6127 It...
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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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'Centring'
I've long been familiar with the UK spellings 'centre' and 'theatre' as compared...
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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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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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"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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Apostrophe Is Only For Missing Letter...
Hello I see we have some Old English cognoscenti in this forum so I wondered if someone...
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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...
French Has Inches?
French has inches? I just looked at the box that my room fan came in: 14" whole-house...
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Schtuck / Shtuck / Shtook
And any variant spelling thereof. It's a term used in British slang for 'trouble...
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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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Differences Between Orthography/Spelling...
Why does the English language have differences between orthography/spelling and pronunciation...
The Word "Gonna"
I'm gonna ask this question just once: Is the word "gonna" proper English? The...
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Word For This Type Of Person ?
We have a slang term, an adjective, in my language to describe a certain type of...
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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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Word Spelling Difficulty Ratings
There are references listing the most frequently misspelled English words, but is...
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Contraction Forms - Spoken American English...
Dear forum teachers! I ran into a lot of questions about the contraction forms...