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Re: Either Is or Am  •  October 22, 2003, 3:51pm  •  0 vote

I have to agree with Carrie here - whether or not one of these sentences might somehow be technically definable as gramatically correct, they both sound terrible and would never be used by a sober nat

Re: Chink  •  October 10, 2003, 4:01pm  •  0 vote

Guild of Critics, I find your etymology of the slur "chink" interesting, although I think it's probably incorrect. I think the word is more likely a variation of "chinese", which is what the American

Re: A Jew and Jews  •  October 10, 2003, 3:47pm  •  0 vote

"Jew" is not, in itself, a slur, and I disagree with Slur_guy on this point. The problem simply resides in the fact that being jewish has been considered shameful by so many for so long. No matter

Re: Chink  •  September 18, 2003, 12:05pm  •  0 vote

I think most people are aware of the original meaning of the word, but they hear the derogatory meaning more frequently. Similar problems arise with many, if not most, offensive terms: dyke, cock, as

Re: Two Weeks Notice  •  September 12, 2003, 1:31pm  •  7 votes

Daedalus, I'm not a linguist or grammatician - in fact I don't even know if there is such a word as grammatician - but I found the alt-usage-english argument convincing. Their example was "one d

Re: Two Weeks Notice  •  August 29, 2003, 12:39pm  •  3 votes

There is an interesting discussion about usage of the genetive in English for non-possessive purposes. It's in the FAQ Supplement at

Re: Future  •  August 26, 2003, 9:38am  •  0 vote

For most practical purposes, there is only one future. Therefore, "in the future" is the correct formulation. On Star Trek (or perhaps if you are a physicist), people are sometimes aware of mor

Re: a shit  •  August 26, 2003, 9:13am  •  1 vote

I think stizzous is close but maybe this could be explained a little better. The first comment is exactly right: "This is bullshit" is a metaphor implying that the thing in question is similar to