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October 22, 2003
Re: Either Is or Am
October 22, 2003, 3:51pm •
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
October 10, 2003, 4:01pm •
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 •
"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
September 18, 2003, 12:05pm •
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 •
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 •
There is an interesting discussion about usage of the genetive in English for non-possessive purposes. It's in the FAQ Supplement at http://www.alt-usage-english.org.
August 26, 2003, 9:38am •
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 •
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
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