Pedophiliac Phobia, Mixed With Homophobia
As RTE Online, an Irish new service, reported: The pop star Michael Jackson is to...
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Robin Bignall
Robin gave me instructions on how to use his computer, I hope they work. He slipped...
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New Spelling
Saw this interesting spelling on the website of a young black person: "Dis part...
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'Pederast' In Online Merriam-Webster's...
There was a controversy involving the Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus at www.m-w...
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Policies For Using The Library's Computers...
From the "People's Network Acceptable Use Policy" (2002): > You are solely responsible...
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Confusable Words
I noticed a real schoolboy howler on the BBC News website earlier today. A house...
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Mcjob
From Bloomberg: McDonalds, the world's largest hamburger restaurant (sic.) chain...
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Which City Is Most Commonly Considered...
I'm looking for a website with statistics or a poll(1) that asks "what city is The...
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Names Transliteration
Here's a new one for me, at least. I noticed this evening that BBC Radio 3 has been...
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Origin & Earliest Usage Of "Plonker" ...
Researching my family history I recently discovered that an ancestor of mine, first...
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Merriam-Webster Boners - #1: "Hispanic...
A few years ago, i wrote to Merriam-Webster about their definition of "Hispanic"...
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By In Large?
I saw the phrase "by in large" in an online letter to the editor today. "By and large...
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English County
Some years ago I was asked, by someone over the Internet trying to find out my location...
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Graveyard/Cemetery
A friend of mine asked me the difference between "graveyard" and "cemetery". I didn...
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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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American British Pronunciations
I'm no Professor 'Iggens, but I have a lifelong interest in, and sensitivity for...
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Mis-Sayings
Just some I've noticed around the internet. Some are amazingly common...I haven't...
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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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