Joined: April 20, 2012

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Re: “Literally” in spoken conversation  •  June 1, 2012, 6:23pm  •  0 vote

JJMBallantyne, to answer your question, the year 1440: "Fyne, or ryght good," according to O.E.D. Jjeff apparently took my sarcasm somewhat seriously, although I will argue with him that the point of

Re: “hack” in “hackathon”  •  April 30, 2012, 6:41pm  •  1 vote

From this website: : The Tech (MIT student newspaper) Nov. 1, 1963 "Many telephone services have been curtailed because of so-called hackers,

Re: “Literally” in spoken conversation  •  April 28, 2012, 8:22pm  •  1 vote

Fine, let's just change all the meanings of words to whatever we like, Hamish and JJMBallantyne. It doesn't matter if what we say is completely stupid. I get it.

Re: -age words  •  April 28, 2012, 7:58pm  •  0 vote

It seems to me that if the earlier posts are correct, "sewerage" predated "sewage," so it seems most likely that "sewage" was created by people misusing, by truncating, the word "sewerage." And over t

Re: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?  •  April 20, 2012, 8:07pm  •  0 vote

In America we say "restroom," which had some visiting Swedish friends in hysterics, as they pictured us going there to rest. But I thought the question was about a real outhouse, a separate place away

Re: “Literally” in spoken conversation  •  April 20, 2012, 8:02pm  •  0 vote

I say this to that, Hamish..."%&^(*#&%^&#*%" But back on subject, I believe the friend is trying to help all those people who use "literally" incorrectly. We hear them every day, saying such things as

Re: How to use floccinaucinihilipilification  •  April 20, 2012, 7:45pm  •  1 vote

It would be impolite to verbalize that word, because it is difficult to say without spraying spittle on nearby listeners--both while actually saying it, and then immediately afterward when you are sno

Re: Resume, resumé, or résumé?  •  April 20, 2012, 1:30pm  •  2 votes

I stumbled on this because I just saw on our University's official website they used the "two accent marks" version. I thought it looked dumb, and assumed one accent was correct (but that the no accen