purpledragon_13

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Re: Decades  •  February 5, 2003, 6:23am  •  0 vote

I dont believe a name has been given to the first decade.

Re: Taking sides  •  February 5, 2003, 6:21am  •  0 vote

If you were siding with one particular person, you would be "taking a side". But when people take opposite views, the act is called "taking sides". I believe it's to imply that there is more than one

Re: Perturb vs. Disturb  •  January 6, 2003, 4:06am  •  1 vote

Disturb is to distract, disrupt, etc. Perturb is to disturb and subsequently cause annoyance. Like when someone disturbs your slept, you are then perturbed.

Re: Down to the Wire  •  December 18, 2002, 1:40am  •  0 vote

See this web site. It explains this phrase and also other English cliches. http://216.239.53.100/search?q=cache:f-EUBliOowwC:members.aol.com/MorelandC/HaveOriginsData.htm+%22down+to+the+wire%22+mea

Re: Motives vs. Motivation  •  December 11, 2002, 8:31am  •  4 votes

Both motive and motivation basically mean incentive or drive. However, in English, most commonly people say "What are his MOTIVES." When "motives" is used rather than "motivation" it implies "ulte

Re: Gone to Seed  •  December 1, 2002, 5:21am  •  1 vote

"gone to seed" refers to the stage in gardening in which the flowers are not blooming and the leaves have fallen off the trees, like during the winter. So basically when refering to a person or thing,

Re: Off His Rocker  •  December 1, 2002, 4:53am  •  0 vote

This means crazy or insane. The origin is unknown, but I imagine it's sopposed to mean a person who is not doing what they are sopposed to, like a train that has jumped its tracks.

Re: Potboiler  •  December 1, 2002, 4:46am  •  0 vote

This is one explanation I found online: POTBOILER: Formulaic works of art produced cheaply and quickly produced to satisfy a market demand -- usually for genre paintings -- and to make a modest inc

Re: Two Weeks Notice  •  December 1, 2002, 4:43am  •  3 votes

Merge is correct. Well both are correct. If you say "two week notice" you usually precede it with "a" or "my". As is "I gave him a two-week notice." Meaning that "two-week" is the proper name for

Re: Don’t you count money?  •  November 23, 2002, 8:50am  •  0 vote

"I have a lot of money." "Banks exchange foreign monies for local currency." Therefore, monies refers to different types of money, or funds coming from various sources.

Re: What Rhymes?  •  November 23, 2002, 8:30am  •  4 votes

Rhyming is mostly concerned with the last part of the word, sometimes the last syllable or the last few syllables. In the above example, "people" rhymes with "steeple" because the last parts of the wo

Re: a shit  •  November 23, 2002, 2:59am  •  0 vote

Merge is correct. It's shortened to be coloquial. Just like when people say "Don't give me attitude" instead of "He has a bad attitude." But the reason why there is no article is because in the first

Re: A Few Too Few  •  November 23, 2002, 2:48am  •  0 vote

I agree with the above. "few" is used to describe how many people are there. "A few" is used as sort of a noun. But they basically mean the same thing. Many times in English, phrases are shortened. So

Re: A Part of ...  •  November 23, 2002, 2:41am  •  0 vote

I could not describe this reasoning more beautifully than the post above. But, take into consideration that many times in English, sentences are shortened to save time and space. Therefore sometimes s

Re: Emotionality  •  November 23, 2002, 2:30am  •  0 vote

Both emotionality and emotion are nouns. But emotionality is concerns with representing the nature of someone or something's "emotion". For example, if I were to say "Dyske is a very sensitive person.

Re: Letter A  •  November 23, 2002, 2:24am  •  0 vote

Well, in this case, "A" is the item's name. So rather than calling it a knife or a gun, we call it "exhibit A". Sort of a pseudonym. So since A is its name, you call it A instead of "an A". Just like

Re: Multi-disciplinary  •  November 23, 2002, 2:21am  •  0 vote

In this case, "discipline" refers to feilds of study. Just like "disciple" means "follower or pupil." This would be a noun or thing, whereas disciplined would be a verb. I know, it's confusing. Englis