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Joined: October 20, 2005

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on: What does “Curb your dog” mean?

Wow, I can't believe no one got this right. Those "curb you...

on: “You have two choices”

Anwulf's explanation is simple,clear, and correct; "...two c...

on: troops vs soldiers

Skeeter, that's very interesting and informative. I was not...

on: “Based out of”: Why?

As was already mentioned, pre-planning makes perfect sense a...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Will, regarding "An e acute is normally pronounced quite sho...

on: Same difference

Oh, and as for "I could care less", I don't think it means ...

on: Same difference

I can certainly see why some might find the oxymoron "same d...

on: He was sat

Also, Brus, I'm a little confused about your objection to "y...

on: He was sat

@Brus, re: "I say 'sit' has a past participle active "sittin...

on: He was sat

And now, to address the topic at hand, sure, "was sat" may b...

on: He was sat

No, Brus, you claimed that Tessa said that "I like to watch...

on: Had he breakfast this morning?

While I would say "did he have breakfast?", if the "have" ve...

on: He was sat

Brus, I think you missed my point. Yes, we are talking abou...

on: He was sat

Brus, I think your criticism of Tessa is misplaced. Tessa d...

on: Comma before “respectively”?

Sorry Bolle, but you are completely incorrect. "Trawling" i...

on: Apostrophes

Erin, Will, regarding: "...the standard rule for when two...

on: -ic vs -ical

While there may be some overlap, I think of comic as meaning...

on: Difference between “bad” and “poor”

I think of bad as being, well, the opposite of good (at leas...

on: Defining a proper noun

You know Will, I was just about to click "report abuse", jus...

on: “all but” - I hate that expression!

Boy, I hope I don't regret this, but let me weigh in as well...

on: misnomer

I would say it's a matter of intent. It was your comment, s...

on: “and yet”

"And yet" is no worse than "and then", "and so", "and still"...

on: “my” vs. “mine” in multiple owner possessive

@Warsaw Will, I agree with almost all that you said, except ...

on: “as long as” vs. “so long as”

Regarding: "...as "adjective" as - is a comparison so "a...

on: Pronunciation of indefinite article “a”

I can venture a guess about defense and offense. The accent...

on: who vs. whom

Not quite the jovial mea culpa I was expecting, well, hoping...

on: who vs. whom

Re: "Finally, what is it that makes you and those who think ...

on: “Much More Ready”

I'm surprised no one has offered an explanation as to why va...

on: affectatious

"Affectatious" serves another useful purpose; it isn't ambig...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Hairy, spoken like a man who isn't old enough to have ever t...

on: replaced by or replaced with

Re: "...so It looks to me as if "with" goes better with acti...

on: Verb-tense agreement for a quote that is still true

I'm not sure I agree with the notion that the backshift is o...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

I have to smile after reading comments suggesting that a mis...

on: “who she was” vs. “what she was”

I would agree with Will. Let me add that I would reserve 'w...

on: Exact same

Unthawed, wow, that's a good one. Tell you the truth, it on...

on: American versus British question

For the original author (hint: it's not John Cleese), plus s...

on: Why “behead” and not “dehead” or “unhead”?

@Mikesheehan, bereave and beshear are not privative examples...

on: “He gave it to Michelle and I”

Will, I assume that was just a careless typo, but "it" isn't...

on: Complete Sentence

Actually, in the original sentence, clearly "the years", as ...

on: You’ve got another think/thing coming

Will, you compared "got another think..." with "YOU got anot...

on: “get in contact”

Joelackey92, I would suggest that "get in contact" does not ...

on: Substantial vs. substantive

Curriculae, Cassie? Curricula is already plural, the plural...

on: “It is what it is”

I am curious. For those of you who seem to have an issue wi...

on: “and” or “but” followed by a comma

No Jasper, born and bred in New York, US of A....

on: Pet names and capitalization.

Same with mom and dad, etc., they're capitalized as "names",...

on: “and” or “but” followed by a comma

Actually, providencejim, when I was in school (loooong ago),...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Also, irregular plurals, irregular verbs, etc., are usually ...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Goofy, allow me to take up the gauntlet on your behalf. Fra...

on: From which part of England do people pronounce the vowel “u” in a similar way to the French “u”?

Do you really mean the French 'u'? the French 'u' doesn't r...

on: Latest vs. Newest

D A Wood, the word "latest" means "the most recent". The wo...

on: obliged or obligated?

Regarding: "I wonder whether too many comments here are pedo...

on: Molotov Cocktails

Don't be silly. Of course all Americans know what petrol is...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Wikipedia notwithstanding, most of the dictionaries and othe...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Um, yes it is. A backronym is created when a phrase is writ...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Goofy, perhaps tip is not an acronym, but definitely a backr...

on: “Live local.” Is it a complete sentence?

Yes, it's a complete sentence. It's an imperative, urging y...

on: Adverbial scope of ‘tomorrow’

Both are grammatically correct. Both mean pretty much the s...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Brus, I haven't spent as much time as you in the UK, but num...

on: Pled versus pleaded

D A Wood, "headquarters" is considered to be a plural noun w...

on: “I says”

Daviderattigan, you said that "There is nothing linguistical...

on: Substantial vs. substantive

... "It should be noted that pages 7 and 8 are substantively...

on: “As per ....”?

I have no problem with "per" meaning "according to" or "for ...

on: Impact as a noun

Marina, I know some others might share your opinion about gi...

on: Why “behead” and not “dehead” or “unhead”?

re: "Y'all are looking at the wrong part" Really? All of us...

on: “Fine” as a complete sentence

Let me make another suggestion. Many one word utterances ma...

on: I’ve no idea

While there's mostly nothing wrong with using "I've" as ment...

on: Weird name

I think that speedwell's and soiducked's responses pretty mu...

on: Inch vs. Inches

To Tolken and Ursus, Regarding fractions and decimal numb...

on: -age words

Miles, you're on the right track, but I would suggest that s...

on: A Somewhat Intricate Sentence

If you don't mind waxing a little less poetic, you might wan...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Brus, if I may suggest, using "which" instead of "that" real...

on: He was sat

Brus, thank you. Peccable. What a wonderful word. I put it...

on: that vs. if and whether

The notion that the single "c" requires an "ee-" pronunciati...

on: “Literally” in spoken conversation

I'm not sure I really understand your colleague's complaint....

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

Hairy Scot, to be honest, I'm a little confused by your orig...

on: Over exaggeration

It seems to me that those opposed to over-exaggeration are a...

on: Had he breakfast this morning?

Compare the French question constructions of either invertin...

on: Use of article (a/the) when there are multiple modifiers

In "The black and the white dresses were very becoming", usi...

on: ye, yer, yers

Ok, while we're at it, how about "we"? I think there should...

on: Word in question: Conversate

And AnWulf, usually, those who make such a claim don't fully...

on: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?

PS - while I would certainly accept that some have used Afri...

on: Isn’t the word “feminism” itself gender-biased?

Sigurd, re: "... ‘African-American’ (hyphenated), which m...

on: Really happy or real happy

Loud, soft, quick, slow, fast (I guess there isn't a "fastly...

on: Exact same

Will, surely, it was clear that I was offering off-hand spec...

on: ...ward/s and un...worthy

...restricted......

on: ...ward/s and un...worthy

This reminds me of the Seinfeld episode where Elaine labors ...

on: “hone in” vs. “home in”

You know, I used to think of "hone in on" as some kind of me...

on: Texted

Personally, I have to weigh in with the text-ed (two syllabl...

on: Complete Sentence

Ah, the ole' "empty set is a subset of every set" routine. ...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

Ok, this really shouldn't be all that hard to understand. W...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Regarding: "...I side with those linguists who think that...

on: “8 inches is” or “8 inches are”

I agree, Will. The UK notion of group nouns is completely d...

on: eg, e.g., or eg.

I'n not saying it's wrong, but I have never seen eg without ...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

@JJMB, "Tense" is often used to represent any combination of...

on: “enamored with” and “enamored by”

Interesting to note, the verb, to enamor, means to inspire o...

on: Correct way to omit words?

Without getting into a debate as to whether or not "why" is ...

on: God only knew

Even if your prose is in the past tense, not everything the ...

on: “My writing books” or “Me writing books”?

I must say, Goofy, Warsaw Will makes an interesting point. ...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

@Mediator, while JJMBallentine already touched on this, rega...

on: Heaven or heaven?

There seems to be a bit of a misconception here. Simply bei...

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