porsche

Joined: October 20, 2005

Number of comments posted: 670

Number of votes received: 1168

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Recent Comments

on: silent autumn

Ok, now that I think about it, I will soften my view just a ...

on: silent autumn

now I KNOW this will start an argument, but I am going to po...

on: As wet as ?

hi Zoltar, Are you familiar with Warner Brothers cartoons? ...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

Molly, check out dyske's posting below. According to the dic...

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

Jon, oi in England? Thanks for the info. My Mother-in-law is...

on: Five by Five

Brian and Michael have pretty much hit it on the head. Do n...

on: Where are the commas?

I know some will agree with me and some won't, but I was tau...

on: As wet as ?

I think I have to take back my suggestion for "as wet as rai...

on: Have/halve

oops, I meant "having" not "have"...

on: Have/halve

You certainly ask an interesting question, but I have to dis...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Bigjock, I have heard audi pronounced as you said, but I hav...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Using that logic, Arfon, shouln't you say "awnt", rhyming wi...

on: As wet as ?

Ok, I think I have the definitive answer: "as wet as rain."...

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

I think I know what bothers me about this. It's that passive...

on: As wet as ?

"as sharp as a sack of wet mice." Ok, it doesn't start with...

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

This has always bothered me too, although I could never quit...

on: Shame on You!

I have seen both gestures, but, Liz, I would ask the same qu...

on: I/Me function in brackets.

I don't know why "even me" would mean the same as "you and m...

on: Afraid not

Actually, your analysis about dropping the "can" is correct,...

on: Might could

It gets even more complicated when you consider that "could"...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

99% you say? According to the US department of homeland secu...

on: Live or Living

While "I am living in B" does suggest something temporary, d...

on: First Generation vs. Second Generation

dyske, I think you missed the point a bit. The parents aren'...

on: X and S

gee confused, is that a trick question? When would you use t...

on: ____ and he?

I don't know if this is a rule or not, but if it were the su...

on: you all

"Hi, you" sounds like something you'd say awkwardly when you...

on: Charade you are!!

Churba may be correct as for as is goes, but it doesn't answ...

on: Might could

A possible reply that I think means the same thing is "I'm n...

on: Plural form of anonymous

While I agree that anonymous is an adjective, don't just dis...

on: Login into or log in to

When you log on you are on the system. When you log in you a...

on: Login into or log in to

RE: log on vs. log in, I couldn't begin to say why, but I t...

on: Capitalizing After the Colon

Voltaire, are you implying that a colon cannot be used to jo...

on: “Tilting at Windmills”

I would agree with much of what was said below, except that ...

on: Spaces After Period

I thought you'd all find this interesting. I saw a little di...

on: ‘...’?

You can also use an ellipsis to signify the passage of time,...

on: How many thats?

Ok, now I can use three "that"s: "Now that I consider that,...

on: Assist in or assist with

I agree but would like to be more specific. "assists in" is...

on: Present adverbs in past narrative

I would agree with Matt. The "now", resolves a potential am...

on: How many thats?

I noticed that everyone's examples are relying not on the gr...

on: off the mark

Or, also may be from archery; missed the bullseye is off the...

on: Eels’ or Eels’s?

Oops. Sorry, that last "Anonymous" was me, Porsche....

on: Riot act

Wow, thanks! Another dead metaphor to add to my collection....

on: Tsunami

Actually, susan, me, a tidal wave IS a tsunami, at least one...

on: you all

All sounds interesting, but I have to take issue with your b...

on: “by” vs. “of”

Of couse it is of, not by. You're the one who possesses the ...

on: percentages

For those who don't like "two-thirds percent", what are you ...

on: Left and Right?

In French, left is gauche, also meaning awkward or lacking s...

on: Odd sentence?

Wait a minute, now. While it is certainly likely the the tru...

on: Past tense of “text”

I'm with you, Slemmet, but this happens to be one of my wife...

on: The double “to”

Edward, Jamaal, David, you have all hit on one of my pet pee...

on: How many “ands” in a row

Oh, come on now, everyone. I don't think Martin is asking f...

on: Regardless

When I was in grade school, some 35 or 40 years ago, the wor...

on: off the mark

It's simply a metaphor, perhaps a dead one. Imagine measuri...

on: Farther/Further?

In most (not all) cases, further can be used in place of far...

on: Wanna know what it coulda be...

Yes, fowlerfan, I stand corrected. In any case, I think you...

on: Eels’ or Eels’s?

I'm a little confused, Fowlerfan. Dickens and Eels DO end i...

on: According to ME, you, him....

As was said, one use of "according to so and so..." is to le...

on: Use of multiple periods

I would have to agree with many of the comments below. Cert...

on: Do not induce vomiting

remember, there was a time when syrup of epicac was kept in ...

on: Idea Vs. Ideal

I, too, have never heard ideal in place of idea. I can tell...

on: O’clock

Actually, it's funny you should say that, Julia. The English...

on: OK vs Okay

I have heard these histories and others, but all sources I h...

on: Spell checkers

Ok, I'm sure you've all seen this, but I just couldn't resis...

on: Wanna know what it coulda be...

While very similar, these are not clitics. Clitics are word...

on: S

Actually, a or an is usually optional before a word beginnin...

on: “my tire flattened”

then, MPT, could a nail flatten my tire?...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

I'm sorry. I'm afraid I have to agree with Bubba. From now ...

on: Worst Case or Worse Case

Persephone, if there were only two cases, the worse of the t...

on: “I am so not XYZ”

Oh, come on now. look at these: I am happy. I am so happy...

on: “gain by”

I think you included the seeds of your own answer. as you su...

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