To Reclude
I recently wanted to make a verb related to the noun "recluse", to mean what a recluse...
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More Confusion Re Bre "Fee Earner"
We recently discussed the peculiar BrEism "fee earner", which seems to be restricted...
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Wallah-Wallah Bing-Bang
Has the use of "wallah" to mean "voila" spread to print, or is it strictly an internet...
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You Learn Something New Every Day
In an article in Wednesday's *St. Paul Pioneer Press,* "Pilots fired for S.D. landing...
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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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Reporting The Time
When saying the time, is the following correct: (military style) 20:00 - twenty hundred...
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Common Mistakes
Hi folks, I'm working on a list of most common mistakes made by Poles learning English...
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Balthazar
On my list, we are reading Balzac's "The Alkahest", and I plugged the main character...
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Bush's "Bush" (Unprofessional) Behavior
I knew the word "bush league" (minor league), but I didn't know "bush" (unprofessional...
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"Blog" As A Transitive Verb: Improper...
The subject line says it all. Well, not really it doesn't include the part about...
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Dive V. Dove
I am having a rather heated debate over the past tense of dive. I recall having a...
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Best Candidate For Spelling Of New Ology...
Being new to this group, I apologize if this question is not appropriate here. Would...
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What Kind Of "A" Is This?
Hi all, I've got a question about the strange usage of articles while visiting...
What Does "To The Extent That" Mean ?
I have seen in various places people using "to the extent that" as if it means "given...
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Usage Of "Effective"?
Hi friends: I saw a sentence as below -- "The Online Privacy Protection Act, effective...
Confused By Net (Or Net) Language
I'm often confused as to the correct form and usage of some Internet language. For...
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Question About Registry Usage/Shift In...
Hello everybody, I am studying for my exams in English Literature, and I have bit...
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Pigsney
I came upon the word "pigsney" while surfing my OED Online which is defined as "one...
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Mixing Tenses When Using Prepositional...
I used the following sentence in a document I was writing: " I collaborated with...
I've Often Seen On The?
I've often seen on the Internet such phrases as 'I so want to do it', ' I so hope...