About The Present Perfect...
So i know that the present perfect is used to describe something that happened in...
New Page On The AUE Site: Pronunciation...
There's a new page on the alt-usage-english site, showing the pronunciation of some...
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OED Has Another Thing Coming
The latest round of draft entries for the New Edition of the OED has been released...
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Concerning Idioms
Recently, we've been revisiting some old disputes in alt.english.usage concerning...
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Interesting Article From The AUE's First...
"The centre/center question is a good example of why this is difficult. "Center"...
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"Girlie Men"
From today's US News Bulletin (a daily email I receive): begin quote In his speech...
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The Ame 'O' Sound
I've noticed on American-oriented dictionaries/wordlists dotted about the WWW that...
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Why Allah?
I was just reading the first transcript that I've been able to find of the entire...
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Sh Phoneme In English
The other day I surprised some people by using "knickers" as if it were a swearword...
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Methods Of Polite Instruction
My first name is Armond. I pronounce my name "R-mund" (accent on the first syllable...
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Gershwin Says "Ersters" And I Say Baloney
While watching "Shall We Dance?" (1937) last evening, I noticed that the character...
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Embedded Mispronunciations
This morning I heard a BBC World Service announcer made reference to "Oppra" Winfrey...
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Subject-Verb Agreement (Oh No Not Again...
I hesitate to raise this one but I heard someone talking about Presidential elections...
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It Took 20 Yrs But...
OK, it took 20 years, but today I had a revelation. The fact that it took 20 yrs...
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Synopsis Of One Thousand And One Nights
recently i've been enchanted by Arabian Nights and Sir Richard Burton's baroque translation...
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Podium/Lectern
An associate of mine referred to the stand he was speaking at as a "podium." I asked...
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I've Been Here Too Long
Aue has become too much of my life. No, curb your enthusiasm, this is not an "I'm...
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Hortense
I've tested all of the links in the Resources (Categorized Links) file at my Web...
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English Revolution Sweeping The World
"Half the world's population will be speaking or learning English by 2015, researchers...
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Literary Device Used Frequently In "The...
Hi all, I just finished "The Da Vinci Code" and enjoyed it. However, speaking as...
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