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Joined: October 20, 2005

Number of comments posted: 670

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on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

To those who said that curriculum vitae is not used in Ameri...

on: “I’m just saying”

I hope I'm not misinterpreting this, but, everyone, Nancy is...

on: Spell checkers

David F-W, while you cannot directly edit the main dictionar...

on: Spell checkers

I hate to be picky, but almost every post on this page (exce...

on: I met him drunk

John A, there's no need to defend John from me. I wasn't at...

on: Is there a grammar of spoken English?

Raj, I'm surprised no one else has suggested this, but, depe...

on: I met him drunk

Well, I'll be damned, "grammaticality" IS a word!...

on: Word for a word with no rhyme?

rhymeless is an adjective. It is NOT a noun that means "rhy...

on: silent autumn

I didn't say m and n without vowels are indistinguishable. w...

on: Neologisms, altered or lost meanings, and lexical monsters

At first I was ready to lambaste the site moderator for edit...

on: silent autumn

You're right about one thing, slemmet. You don't understand ...

on: Amount of people

Dima, if you ever invite me to a party, I think I'll pass on...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Yes, but Klaus, it's not pronounced ahtomobile either. It's...

on: Amount of people

Does this help? From dictionary.com: —Usage note Th...

on: First annual vs. second annual

I checked a few dictionaries and they all say "...occurring ...

on: optimiSe or optimiZe ?

Aubrey, is that a typo? -ize IS the American version. Why w...

on: silent autumn

John, I did soften my position somewhat; however, I would no...

on: Word for unconscious vital process?

Jake, you discounted autonomous but autonomic is somehwat di...

on: Hyphens conundrum

I agree with you Aubrey, except that "grocery" in "grocery s...

on: Writing out percentages correctly

Excuse the brain freeze above. i didn't get much sleep last...

on: Writing out percentages correctly

Also it's interesting that in English, cent can mean either ...

on: Writing out percentages correctly

Regarding "... of a percent"; I've heard this before and eve...

on: Punctuation

Jo, it's called an ellipsis. If you poke around on this sit...

on: Motives vs. Motivation

To put it another way, from the American Heritage dictionary...

on: Motives vs. Motivation

Motivation can also mean "the act of motivating", where "mot...

on: “It is I” vs. “It is me”

Interesting to note, you may hear "it is I", but rarely hear...

on: “It is I” vs. “It is me”

Matthew, "smell" is not copular when used as a transitive ve...

on: Colon and semicolon in a single sentence

While a colon is used for lists, the example "stranger" gave...

on: Me vs. I

RE: "...It's a very important criterion for grammar. Otherwi...

on: Me vs. I

Sorry, goofy. The examples you gave are no different than s...

on: Me vs. I

No, goofy. Either one is not correct. "I" is correct. ICUU...

on: Farther/Further?

That is be true, John, but there are certainly examples wher...

on: I met him drunk

OK Slemmet, My first posting of August 2nd did use "while", ...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

This question has already been answered categorically and in...

on: I met him drunk

I was going to agree with you, Rebecca, but consider this. ...

on: How many thats?

I'm not sure I agree, John. My dictionary lists two differe...

on: I met him drunk

I think the phrase may be somewhat ambiguous. "I met him wh...

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

I've been hearing and saying "hey" for at least the past 30 ...

on: as best he can

I have to agree with the others. "...as best he can" is jus...

on: Me vs. I

Now, let me get this straight, Justin. Are you actually pos...

on: Parentheses vs. Square Brackets

Jim, what Nicholas is saying is that you were mixing singula...

on: Writing out percentages correctly

Everyone, read Marsha's request a little more carefully: "I...

on: “Big of a”

Gee, I thought that "...big a deal" was the more colloquial,...

on: Fora vs Forums

> >...and I have heard "cherubs" used incorrectly many >ti...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Avrom, here is an allegedly complete list of english copula:...

on: Over exaggeration

Oh, come one now. Bismarck. Certainly many may misuse overex...

on: Reference, refer.

I haven't heard gifting nearly so often as re-gifting, the r...

on: Fora vs Forums

I'm sure that there may be some pedants who will disagree wi...

on: Reference, refer.

Joachim: "certificated" is correct according to, um, the dic...

on: Over exaggeration

I would suggest that, technically, "over" is not used as an ...

on: Adverb or adjective? Or something else?

Perhaps it helps to see a question framed before it: How ...

on: Adverb or adjective? Or something else?

Firstly, I would suggest that coffee black and wall blue ARE...

on: Thisclose

Mike, I think you may have missed the point of Sara's questi...

on: all _____ sudden

I'm from New York. I have travelled, well, not extensively, ...

on: “This is she” vs. “This is her”

Scott is correct, as is your second link from press.uchicago...

on: I wonder why?

oops, thats parenthetical, not paranthetical....

on: I wonder why?

PS - In English (and other languages) it is perfectly accept...

on: I wonder why?

Possibly because "I wonder why" is somewhat ambiguous. It c...

on: There is more than one user

Or, "There are more users..."...

on: Everyday

Oh, and every day (two words) does NOT mean "regularly". It...

on: Everyday

Actually, everyday (one word) does NOT mean "daily". It mea...

on: politics in the kitchen...

Well, goulash certainly is Hungarian, but the word is more t...

on: O’clock

"what time is it?" "ten to." "ten to what?" "tend t...

on: most unique

OK, James, how about this? "I did an experiment exposing ...

on: Eels’ or Eels’s?

You know what I really wish? I wish there was a moderator f...

on: Second and a half generation?

that "P" is me!...

on: silent autumn

found a bunch more: knack, knapsack, knell, knew, knob, knob...

on: silent autumn

and let's add kneel and knickers!...

on: silent autumn

How about knave? And how about a good silent "g" word: "gnar...

on: Reference, refer.

oops, forgive my spelling. that's "Unbelievably"...

on: Reference, refer.

One of my pet peeves is certificate / certificated used as a...

on: The Toronto Maple Leafs

So where are you from myrna?...

on: The Toronto Maple Leafs

AAHHH, I see. Thanks for clearing that up. That does make ...

on: The Toronto Maple Leafs

gee, I'm confused, myrna. Clearly your poem is defending Ca...

on: Using [sic]

Clearly you have a dilemma. Since you are writing in a form...

on: The Toronto Maple Leafs

George, by "American wanna be" I think Myrna is referring to...

on: Preposition Rule

Actually, every single grammar book I have ever seen explici...

on: Transcendence

While it may, trancendence does not NECESSARILY imply anythi...

on: “Writers Forum” or “Writers’ Forum”

I did a quick search of some grammar sites and this is what ...

on: Is it A or An?

Dave, that is an interesting observation about unstressed vs...

on: Is it A or An?

Maybe your customer is treating M&M as an acronym and thinks...

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

How about "your call will be answered after we answer all th...

on: The “he or she” problem

You know, this is a real problem. The language is evolving,...

on: Commas and Quotation Marks

There were a few other posts on this topic as well. I see...

on: Genius and Ingenious

Avrom, Iisabella, the dictionary backs you up. They are pro...

on: Colon and Semi Colon

Hi Speedwell, re: "Why does it do that?..." Whenever you pas...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

Oh, and Dyske, I probably wouldn't count "nite" or "lite", b...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

How about something like "zpelling" or "reezolving" or "sign...

on: ‘is/are’ and ‘do/does’

Sorry anonymous, you didn't think it through all the way. "O...

on: What Rhymes?

I once got involved in an extensive argument about this very...

on: “It is I” vs. “It is me”

I did a little research and this is what I came up with. Gee...

on: Spaces After Period

Gee, Graeme, you were a little vague. Are you saying that y...

on: Title vs. Entitle

I'm afraid I must disagree with everything posted below. ...

on: Title vs. Entitle

Both "titled" and "entitled" are verbs and both are adjectiv...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

Suzanne, I'm afraid that the term IS ambiguous. From Webste...

on: Irregardless?

Oh, also reminds me of another pet peeve: the use of "orient...

on: Irregardless?

Iwould take issue with one thing, Anna. If you've heard anyo...

on: Sweet and Savory

Dykse, You were completely 100% correct and your friend is s...

on: The Toronto Maple Leafs

Stupidity, George? The team was formed in 1917, but wasn't c...

on: Big fish, small pond

I have to agree with Peter Cooper and Kurt. It doesn't neces...

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