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Re: Is “nevermore” a real word?  •  May 9, 2011, 11:05am  •  2 votes

Blast! I was going to quote that pesky bird.

Re: On Tomorrow  •  May 3, 2011, 8:46am  •  4 votes

@ as always Keep adding fuel and fanning the flames and your racism never dies. I believe that observations were being made. One thing communications ought to do is eliminate ignorance. If you t

Re: Over-use of periods  •  April 19, 2011, 10:38am  •  5 votes

Welcome to English 001! Whatever you wish to do to the language, you may. If you can get a second person to agree with you...congratulations! You may stay after and clean the chalkboard erasers. (B

Re: The opposite of “awaken”?  •  April 15, 2011, 12:36pm  •  4 votes

Merriam-Webster gives 'lull as the antonym.

Re: and so...  •  April 13, 2011, 1:00pm  •  5 votes

And so?

Re: “It is what it is”  •  April 7, 2011, 11:29am  •  2 votes

Obviously no sports fans reading this. i have been hearing this for years. The New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may be origin for the current use of the phrase. He is a little h

Re: How many “ands” in a row  •  April 4, 2011, 8:36am  •  0 vote

Doesn't this fall into the comma usage exception category?

Re: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”  •  April 4, 2011, 8:30am  •  2 votes

I think "have got" implies there is/was/will be an action of some sort on the speaker's part. Using "have" does not imply that (dependent on other things said).

Re: The taller of her and...  •  March 22, 2011, 1:53pm  •  1 vote

Obscure Reverse the objects. Try “Karen is the taller of Lin and her” instead. Makes sense as opposed to “Karen is the taller of Lin and she”. I also favor "Karen is taller than Lin".

Re: Rules for -ise and -ize  •  March 10, 2011, 7:32am  •  0 vote

I recognize that there are those who use -ise for both forms of the word, but its origins are just as unclear from what I have read. Merchants were (are) the ones who merchandise, but the merchan

Re: Rules for -ise and -ize  •  March 9, 2011, 7:44am  •  2 votes

Merchandise is a noun. To merchandize is a verb.

Re: Computer mouses or computer mice?  •  March 7, 2011, 12:27pm  •  2 votes

I have to toss in with the 'mouses' group. Talking about the 'mice' in the building just might bring down the wrath of the Health Department. And that just results in RATS on the premises.

Re: Rules for -ise and -ize  •  March 7, 2011, 12:17pm  •  0 vote

merchandise vs. merchandize What will the merchants do?

Re: to-day, to-night  •  February 22, 2011, 3:29pm  •  3 votes

The 1920's?

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  February 10, 2011, 5:21pm  •  31 votes

It's just another sign of the (end) times. One person lazily says 'gifting' and another thinks it's cute. Then 100 million start using it because they think is meaningful. Sad

Re: Rules for “do” or “make” followed by a noun  •  January 7, 2011, 7:50pm  •  3 votes

How about "make do"?