tom

Joined: December 1, 2007  (email not validated)

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Speaking with negations

“I haven’t known”

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Re: Speaking with negations  •  April 14, 2009, 2:19pm  •  0 vote

Thanks again everyone. And Nigel, I appreciate the clarification on the singular/plural issue. D'oh.

Re: Speaking with negations  •  April 3, 2009, 2:13am  •  0 vote

Thanks guys. I thought maybe there was a technical reason for it that I wasn't seeing. When a name (litote) is put to it, I can somehow make more sense of it. You've helped me categoriz

Re: Past tense of “text”  •  December 1, 2007, 10:58pm  •  4 votes

I hate to say it but... the OED says that texted exists from the 15th century, and not like you may think it does. Texted 1. Skilled or learned in ‘texts’ or authors. rare. ~(In t

Re: Origin of the saying “off with their heads”  •  December 1, 2007, 10:01pm  •  0 vote

If it's Shakespeare that said it, someone must have said it before him.

Re: obliged or obligated?  •  December 1, 2007, 9:59pm  •  23 votes

Greetings everyone, I'm new here but I love studying the English language, informally of course. Hope you don't mind me chipping in. Oxford English Dictionary is my source, the CD version 3.0.