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Re: “my tire flattened”  •  October 16, 2005, 4:09pm  •  0 vote

"Flatten" usually means "make flat" or "knock down". It rarely means "become flat", though I could (barely) imagine describing a musical note as flattening if it becam

Re: How many thats?  •  September 25, 2005, 10:27am  •  0 vote

I think pixel8's five is as many as you can get. But this reminds me of the ten hads. James, while John had had "had", had had "had had". "Had had" had had the approval of the grammar teacher.

Re: all _____ sudden  •  September 21, 2005, 6:20pm  •  2 votes

Yes, "all of a sudden" is the usual form.

Re: Use of multiple periods  •  September 21, 2005, 6:12pm  •  6 votes

A "…" is called an ellipsis. A few people write like this … with ellipses between each clause … I find this quite annoying … It suggests that the writer was to

Re: words, words, words...  •  September 20, 2005, 7:48pm  •  0 vote

Google is your friend! It will tell you that: * a "hamburger junction" is the English word for a through-about, which is some kind of roundabout * "jelly-bagging" is eating drugged jelly * a "tramm

Re: at anytime...or anytime  •  September 20, 2005, 7:16pm  •  3 votes

They're not quite the same. "Anytime" means "at any time". So "at anytime" would mean "at at any time", which doesn't make sense. Furthermore, "anytime" is usually at the end of a sentence (like in

Re: Adjective in place of Adverb  •  September 19, 2004, 8:45am  •  0 vote

Probably the most famous example is the slogan "Think different".

Re: ir  •  May 11, 2004, 11:16am  •  0 vote

"ir-" only ever happens before "r", but that doesn't mean all words starting with "r" must be negated using "ir-". Examples negated with "un-" include unrecognizable, unrecommendable, unrecordable,

Re: Isn’t it odd?  •  May 11, 2004, 11:05am  •  0 vote

"Oddness" is the quality of being odd. For example: "The oddness of his appearance makes him easy to spot." It's not very common in speech; "strangeness" means the same thing and is more common. An

Re: Semtex  •  April 30, 2004, 11:15am  •  0 vote

Made by a company called "Explosia". Heh.

Re: 10 Head of Cattle  •  April 28, 2004, 10:35am  •  0 vote

"Synechdochic use for 'person' (as in head count) is first attested 1535; of cattle, etc., in this sense from 1513." --