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Joined: October 20, 2005

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Recent Comments

on: Plural s-ending Possessives

Jenny, either pronunciation is correct. Fish, you beat me t...

on: Why Don’t We Abolish Irregular Verbs and Nouns?

Dyske, I think you may have misunderstood an important point...

on: Why Don’t We Abolish Irregular Verbs and Nouns?

Scyllacat, a link to the "smart guy's" explanation would hav...

on: Most-Populous vs. Most-Populated

I would think either would work. Note that populated and po...

on: Speaking with negations

Tom, you said that you can understand it in situations where...

on: Over exaggeration

Underexageration: I'm so hungry I could eat a pony!...

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

Oops, sorry. That's "Ordinally, which prime minister of Ind...

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

While some comments are on the right track, I would suggest ...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

For those of you running Windows XP (possibly other operatin...

on: Sleep / Asleep

I haven't actually heard this speech pattern in my area. I ...

on: Sleep / Asleep

AO, I don't think that follows from your analogy. Let me re...

on: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and BBC News

Oh, and, yes, some sources say that acronyms are pronounced ...

on: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and BBC News

dt, If you want to get technical, initialism is a subset of ...

on: How many thats?

Carol, I'm not sure I can do this without actually being hea...

on: Using plural in the title

Also, if drum tracks is always plural, i.e., you always reco...

on: Using plural in the title

In Drum Track Recording Service, "drum track" is an adjectiv...

on: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and BBC News

Jan, re: S Lanka, I am merely conjecturing as to a possible ...

on: Spaces After Period

Yes, if you look at it, the base of the r is the same distan...

on: Spaces After Period

Has anyone noticed that on this very website, the absence of...

on: What’s the difference between “commission” and “committee”

The defining difference is that a committee is part of a lar...

on: Worst Case or Worse Case

UIP, the link you listed is interesting, but everyone should...

on: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and BBC News

Oh, and as for using S Lanka instead of Sri Lanka (which mea...

on: Acronyms, Abbreviations, and BBC News

It is a normal and natural progression that, over time, when...

on: Computer Keyboard

Patrick, the tilde is used to mean approximately equal to. ...

on: Complete Sentence

OK, here's an idea that I'm sure many will disagree with. I...

on: Please be advised....

Joe, I could be mistaken, but I don't think John needed to h...

on: Complete Sentence

To "conflustered": you said that you could only imagine the...

on: Fora vs Forums

Andy, I'm not sure what your point is when you said: "The...

on: Charade you are!!

Josh, I would disagree with your suggestion that "so right y...

on: Past tense of “text”

furthermore, I would like to propose the following etymolog...

on: Past tense of “text”

Goofy, I'm afraid your quoting of Merriam-Webster is both in...

on: Past tense of “text”

Yes, Wittgenstein, and the man with his finger on the trigge...

on: Curriculum Vita or Curriculum Vitae

Gee, I'm just full of typos today. ...i... should be ...I.....

on: Curriculum Vita or Curriculum Vitae

gee, i guess i contradicted myself a bit. I originally said...

on: Curriculum Vita or Curriculum Vitae

oops, that's me above, p...

on: Curriculum Vita or Curriculum Vitae

No, curriculum vitae is singular. It means literally, "the ...

on: Fora vs Forums

Hey, if I just start collecting old movie posters, but I onl...

on: Street Address vs. Mailing Address

No, "will not" is correct. As long as the package is small ...

on: “dis” vs “un”

If I am unorganized, it means my desk is a bit messy at this...

on: Please be advised....

Of course, another way of looking at it is as an attention-g...

on: Please be advised....

Acvtually, the politically correctness of "please be advised...

on: Street Address vs. Mailing Address

Consider this: UPS and FedEx will not deliver to PO boxes. ...

on: Social vs. Societal

Robert., no matter now mad you may be, you are mistaken. I ...

on: What Rhymes?

Acually, swans are NOT the only birds that have penises. Ma...

on: Evident/Evidenced

First, evident is an adjective. Evidenced is a verb (well, ...

on: be of some help / be of any help

While there is some overlap, "any" and "some" don't mean exa...

on: Plural last name ending in “z”

Oh, silly us, AO. The possessive really should be "the Vald...

on: Plural last name ending in “z”

AO, there is no real consensus on whether the possessive sho...

on: Pronouns

While "the class" is certainly singular, consider the intent...

on: Try and

Please forgive the bad punctuation/capitalization, above. I...

on: Try and

Potpourri, while I agree with your main point, I think some ...

on: Plural last name ending in “z”

This is really very simple. "The Valdezes" is the correct p...

on: “dis” vs “un”

In the past, I would have agreed with Janet and have often p...

on: Everybody vs. Everyone

Taryn, "everybody" is not plural. It's "Everybody is going ...

on: Me Versus I

To Anonymous and Bee Tee-Ess, it could just as easily be arg...

on: beginning a request with “may”

I think it's been pretty well covered as to why you normally...

on: “dis” vs “un”

David, I think you got that backwards (it's also a bit of an...

on: all _____ sudden

Chuck, you have touched on one of my pet peeves, people who ...

on: all _____ sudden

Hutch, AO, I think you both missed something. The word "sud...

on: Space After Period

Pb, I agree that we read in word "chunks" or "grabs", but do...

on: “the below” vs “the following”

Oops, that should be ...[comment]......

on: “the below” vs “the following”

But, Estragib, when "below" is followed by "changes" it is n...

on: You’re not going to the game, are you?

I'm afraid the exact opposite is true. If you are agreeing ...

on: rogue apostrophe

Perhaps a better answer would be to say it's the genitive of...

on: What’s wrong with this?

Adding "that" might make the sentence clearer, but such a "t...

on: affectatious

If affectatious truly means ""of the nature of affectation" ...

on: Usage of ‘I have doubt that’

The original phrase in question: "Some people may have doubt...

on: rogue apostrophe

Actually, instead of "four day's journey" or "four days jour...

on: There is more than one user

Actually, Super Student, in spite of your sarcasm, Ralph is ...

on: Couldn’t Care Less

The English teacher labelling "couldn't care less" as an inc...

on: Space After Period

OK, Lab Rat, I HAVE to ask. You mean to tell me that someone...

on: Let’s you and me/I

Come on now, poetic examples are pretty much irrelevant to ...

on: Announcement

I'm glad I could help. Thanks for the mention. And thanks ...

on: hanged vs. hung

John, when you say "...but some commentators, who apparently...

on: hanged vs. hung

by the way, who won the bet?...

on: hanged vs. hung

Alla, it doesn't matter if the hanging is self-inflicted. "...

on: “I haven’t known”

Regarding: "...if it's even correct to say such a thing...",...

on: Try and

I think the comments about "try and..." implying success for...

on: Believe as a noun

Tolken, I think you're presenting a false dichotomy. Nouns ...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Uncle Ben, I must disagree with some of your points. Aunt i...

on: Plural s-ending Possessives

Hey Grammar Geek, for singular possessives ending in "s", es...

on: Space After Period

This topic has been discussed in much more detail in the fol...

on: “pi the type”

As I'm sure you're aware, pi is the ratio of the circumferen...

on: Inch vs. Inches

And what about adjectives? A ruler can be twelve inches lon...

on: Let’s you and me/I

Natalie, I see that you and Jenna posted at exactly the same...

on: Spelling with mixed cases

While I didn't exactly do an exhaustive study, I believe tha...

on: Spelling with mixed cases

In a spelling bee, there is no capitalization or lack thereo...

on: Word for a word with no rhyme?

Lottie, "daily" rhymes with Hayley. And to deez simith, t...

on: People(s)

Most of the previous posts are on the right track, but there...

on: Might could

tjf, what about just saying "Maybe I (he/she/you) could have...

on: When to use verbs with an s or without

John is right. "She insists that he take his medicine" is...

on: Social vs. Societal

Social is a broader word with more definitions. Societal's ...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

Sorry Javid, I have to disagree. Certainly your parents can...

on: Apostrophes

Earlier, I posted that "...David is right...", but I meant t...

on: Head shot

Head shot certainly doesn't work. A head shot is a professi...

on: Do’s and Don’t's

Rincewind, Comrade smack, you are right about not removing a...

on: What is this triangular symbol?

Not only were you right "too", John. Your explanation was B...

on: Orally Aural. Oh Really?

Imagine my surprise when I checked the dictionary and found ...

on: Plurals in titles

Cascader, it's not a question of whether it's a book of book...

on: Do’s and Don’t's

In spite of what others have posted, I would say ...don't's ...

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