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Joined: October 20, 2005

Number of comments posted: 670

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on: What Rhymes?

Autumn, it may be a little late, but euronymous rhymes with ...

on: Computer Keyboard

By the way, Adam, it's pronounced "till-duh", not "till-dee"...

on: Right Question For this Answer (about count/rank/order)

The "numerological" position has nothing to do with the orde...

on: How many “ands” in a row

Then the Painter turns to the helper and says, "no, not That...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

Warren, we call people like you British (or British American...

on: why does english have capital letters?

Carolingian scribe, your post was certainly interesting, exc...

on: Resource (singular) used when referring to a person

Hey, welcome to paininthecyrillic.com!...

on: pronunciation of th

As for "with", I don't think it's purely a matter of dialect...

on: Fora vs Forums

This whole "none" thing is really much simpler than it seems...

on: Word in question: Conversate

Lisa, a study of grammatology isn't required to use proper g...

on: Friendly - adjective and adverb?

While it is common to form adverbs by adding "-ly" to adject...

on: Plural form of sense of humour

While I agree that sense of humor would be pluralized as sen...

on: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.

I've noticed that a number of books I've read from 1940's an...

on: Sheep, Fish, and Cattle

Head? I love it. That's great, especially since I never wou...

on: How do I write out .25% ?

While I just posted something similar in a related topic, I'...

on: Writing out percentages correctly

Oh, and to make the analogy complete, how would you write "f...

on: Writing out percentages correctly

For those of you who insist it should be "four and nine hund...

on: How do I write out .25% ?

Let me give you an example that might clarify, not about per...

on: How do I write out .25% ?

If I were reading it out loud and wanted to be literal, I'd ...

on: Word in question: Conversate

Cecily, perhaps I wasn't clear or you may have misunderstood...

on: Word in question: Conversate

Vatta, I would suggest that comparing to "orientate" doesn't...

on: Fora vs Forums

hot4teacher, after your last post, I thought I might be able...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Oh, and thanks, John. I was just about to post "where is Jo...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Marilyn, I believe you are under a misconception. Regarding...

on: your call will be answered in the order it was received

OK, how about this one? I just called the IRS. While on ho...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

I won't assert that it is always followed, but the prescript...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Atomaton, regarding: "The résumé is properly pronounced R...

on: Got

While there may be times when "got" is inappropriate, there'...

on: “went missing/gone missing”?

I'll bet Grammar Girl would have conniptions over "went AWO...

on: “went missing/gone missing”?

Is it any worse than "go crazy", "go awry", "go nuts", or "g...

on: “Verbiage” used instead of wordiness or excessively long writing

If the engineers you are describing clearly disliked reading...

on: me vs. myself

I still take issue with the use of myself in the original se...

on: semi-colon and colon in one sentence

If I may ask, why the need to jam together so much into one ...

on: me vs. myself

There are both good and bad comments above. Chris, great de...

on: Adding a question mark to ensure a response

More often than not, when you end a non-question statement w...

on: “Zen” as an Adjective

Oh that's funny. My wife told me this would happen while I ...

on: “I’m just saying”

Roger, maybe it was just a typo, but I think you mean yenta,...

on: “Zen” as an Adjective

Ben, if you mean houses designed harmoniously rather than ef...

on: Space After Period

Mister Peabody, why did you direct your last post at me? It...

on: decapitalize vs. uncapitalize

I would suggest that if you want to tell your student to con...

on: Space After Period

Regarding: "...the standard practice is to use a single spac...

on: Twenty-ten vs Two thousand-ten

I am amazed at how many posts on this site center around a s...

on: A perfectly acceptable construction

This is just an off-the-cuff comment, but I think it's an id...

on: Street Address vs. Mailing Address

Once I received a piece of junk mail that had my correct nam...

on: troops vs soldiers

Gilbert, as inarticulate as Bush may be, and as much as I bl...

on: Prohibits...to be or from being?

In general, it's "...prohibits you from..." and "...allows y...

on: Hi all vs. Hi everybody

Let me go out on a limb here. I would suggest that there is...

on: all _____ sudden

When you hang a door, the space between the door and the doo...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

Actually, Name, a malapropism is a ridiculous, absurd, or hu...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

To Ian, what about "malapropism"? It's not exactly what you...

on: Capitalizing After the Colon

Hey, M, regarding your posting of links to the Chicago Manua...

on: Social vs Societal

Jon, Michael, how about this? "The fraternity's social ac...

on: the spinning around machine

AO, Brett, "around" can be either an adverb or a preposition...

on: Past tense of “text”

oops, correction. In the post above, I meant half a milleni...

on: Past tense of “text”

Douglas, we often agree, but I'm afraid I have to side with ...

on: your call will be answered in the order it was received

No, you did not get my point. Referring to an individual th...

on: Fora vs Forums

Regarding: "As far as I am aware, the etymological fallacy ...

on: Fetch Referring to People?

Glynn, bosses give "commands" all the time. Actually, non-b...

on: Loose = Lose?

When I see: “I didn’t want to loose the car keys.” I imagine...

on: Fora vs Forums

Also, regarding: "Yes I am claiming that. Since the word “fo...

on: Fora vs Forums

Hot4teacher, I think I have to agree, at least in th abstrac...

on: your call will be answered in the order it was received

I think you miss my point. Referring to a single item in a ...

on: your call will be answered in the order it was received

Christian, have you ever stood in line? Oh wait, by your re...

on: Is ‘love’ continuous or not?

Personally, I'd give McD's a little more credit. Do you rea...

on: Following are / Followings are

Actually, lastronin, "followings" as a plural noun suggests ...

on: Complete Sentence

Sorry, James, both "I" and "a" are words, shorter than "go"....

on: Don’t mind if I do

Ok, you're in a restaurant. During dessert, your server com...

on: Fora vs Forums

It's very telling, hot4teacher, that one of your pet peeves ...

on: Why have media changed our words?

More discussion of this here: http://painintheenglish.com...

on: Why have media changed our words?

I don't understand your objection to "shot to death" at all....

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

Oh, and I stand corrected. I was mistaken when I said obsti...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

What about compliance vs. compliancy? Consistency vs. consi...

on: ab

Speedwell, et al., I have to take issue with many of your co...

on: Difference between a release and a waiver

Very interesting, anon. You may be right. Just as you susp...

on: Difference between a release and a waiver

I'm no lawyer either, but several sources define them simila...

on: Hi all vs. Hi everybody

I don't know, Douglas. I would agree with you that old-fash...

on: Hi all vs. Hi everybody

"Dear" may certainly be correct in many circumstances, but i...

on: Two Weeks Notice

Archie, I would agree that as an adjective, orientated is mo...

on: Apostrophes

Sorry Smart Hick, but you should look into it again because ...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

oops, that's ...committed......

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

Obstinancy is not a word. It should be obstinance which can...

on: 46 year old heated Caribbean debate

If thousands of letters have been written about this, then m...

on: a long sentence with the verb “demand”

While he may not have addressed your question directly, I ha...

on: Littler

RE: "We learn not to add comparitive [sic] suffixes to words...

on: “I says”

I have heard "I says" fairly often. Of course, I'm from New...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

By the way, my name is not Rene, and I am male, but the orig...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Oh, come on now. Isn't it obvious that when someone says “T...

on: As of

Wow, this has ballooned into several issues. First, your qu...

on: “independence from” or “independence to”?

Oops, wrong tense. That's ...maintain...remain..., no "-ed"...

on: “independence from” or “independence to”?

Regarding: "The union, though weak and poor, managed to rema...

on: My mother wishes my child be like me.

"Be" isn't more archaic. "Be" is the present subjunctive an...

on: My mother wishes my child be like me.

I think most people would say "My mother wishes my child wou...

on: “It is one of his girlfriends.”

Now, wait a minute. You said "...one of his GIRLZFRENDZ..."...

on: One of the most...

Boy, I wish I had time to really weigh in on this, but I am ...

on: Peter thins them out

I visited the link of the Japanese program. As I don't spea...

on: “study of” vs. “study on”

Of course book is a different word. I was making an analogy...

on: “It is one of his girlfriends.”

While, technically, the answer is ambiguous, I think that Dy...

on: “study of” vs. “study on”

It's a matter of context and the desired meaning of the prep...

on: “study of” vs. “study on”

I don't think it's so much as to whether study is a noun, bu...

on: Verb, the process of being

I don't think transitive vs. intransitive is what Dr. Mc is ...

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