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Use of “Referenced”

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Re: Use of “Referenced”  •  February 9, 2011, 2:10pm  •  3 votes

It is heard when people say something like "In his speech he referenced the effect of climate change on the arctic." instead of "...he referred to the effect...".

Re: “Self-confessed”  •  February 9, 2011, 11:50am  •  1 vote

I tend to think that the "self-" is a sloppy redundancy that is intended to somehow reinforce the fact that an individual has confessed rather than being accused. The term is usually used when someon

Re: hanged vs. hung  •  August 26, 2010, 7:15am  •  0 vote

The question is not one of grammar, but of usage. Hanged is the traditional usage but hung is not incorrect.

Re: Canadian pronunciation of “out and about”  •  August 26, 2010, 6:47am  •  8 votes

As a Canadian I was always puzzled by the "oot and aboot" thing. When, after many years, I finally did a very careful analysis of the sounds I discovered that I, and I assume I am too untypical, real