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Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”

Americans typically make fun of Canadians, claiming that “ou...

“Anglish”

Has anyone come across “Anglish”? Anglish or Saxon is descri...

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on: Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”

Although I live in Canada, I was originally from Somerset in...

on: “graduated high school” or “graduated from high school”?

Re: "February 10th, 2011 by Alyson Draper Is it really pro...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

Not all "silent" letters are silent in all accents and diale...

on: Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”

There is one Americanisation that cracks me up whenever I he...

on: “Anglish”

Phonetic spelling of English is impossible because of the va...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

Chris says: "Regarding “marijuana”: you do pronounce the j… ...

on: On Tomorrow

I hear a lot of nouns used as verbs...my personal hate is th...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

How about Cirencester... I've heard it pronounced "sister" a...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

These lists are problematic. Depending on your accent or dia...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

Ritchie - I'm located in southern Ontario in Canada. Approxi...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

Chris - stick with English, using foreign words is cheating!...

on: Can every letter be used as a silent letter?

Richie says: September 19, 2010 at 12:14 pmProbably any lett...

on: OK vs Okay

The Turkish etymology is pretty far-fetched and unlikely. So...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Out of curiosity I passed Résumé though the Word spell check...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Peter Messervy - the initials CV definitely stand for Curric...

on: North or northern

Hmmm...I'm thinking that popular usage of north vs. northern...

on: Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”

porsche - You say you haven't heard "mistle", but mistle = M...

on: Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”

A few other pronunciation differences between Canadian and A...

on: “Anglish”

Methinks many have not read the entirety of the thoughts beh...

on: He and I, me and him

Re: “Mrs. Smith taught me and John” Personally, I would sa...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

In Canada, the use of curriculum vitae seems limited to medi...

on: “Anglish”

I originally asked the question about "Anglish" to garner op...

on: “Anglish”

JJM says: “Does anybody have an opinion or thoughts on “Ang...

on: Really happy or real happy

...or to quote Ren & Stimpy, "happy, happy joy,joy"!...

on: Team names — singular or plural

England on the attack" vs. "England are on the attack". ...

on: Word in question: Conversate

"Conversate" is an awkward word. It sounds contrived. I thin...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

It is interesting reading various phonetic spellings of word...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Hmmm...maybe avoid the entire issue and go with "CV" or "Cur...

on: “Anglish”

When I read about "Anglish" I thought about the poverty of w...

on: Twenty-ten vs Two thousand-ten

My theory is that people will use whichever sounds smoothest...

on: mines

"This book is mines", is childish. It seems that many younge...

on: OK vs Okay

Quote: "The earliest claimed usage of okay is a 1790 court ...

on: “I’m just saying”

I think that "I'm just saying" is a passive-aggressive phras...

on: why does english have capital letters?

In English capital letters (or majuscules) are used at the b...

on: silent autumn

Actually, depending on your accent, the "n" in autumn is not...

on: silent autumn

In the previous article, I of course switched the 'm' and th...

on: silent autumn

There are a lot of silent letters in English. English has ta...