chad

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Re: Tsunami  •  January 10, 2005, 5:42pm  •  1 vote

Pronunciation seems to be an issue. http://www.davezilla.com/index.php?p=217 Asian Chew Mommy?

Re: Stumbling  •  December 6, 2004, 11:08am  •  0 vote

Things can get funny when people talk about web pages. To me, several of them could work. I just stumbled upon the Guardian Weblog's Report. I just stumbled across the Guardian Weblog's Report.

Re: Stumbling  •  December 4, 2004, 12:45pm  •  0 vote

I'd say they could all be correct if used in the proper manner. I stumbled upon a new book at the library. I stumbled across the cost section in my presentation to the council. I stumbled on

Re: begin from page 10  •  October 24, 2004, 12:17am  •  0 vote

They all appear acceptable to me. English is flexible.

Re: @ mark  •  October 24, 2004, 12:12am  •  0 vote

I believe its more official title is the 'Commercial At', but according to Wikipedia, the others are also acceptable. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_at

Re: “Ten Items or Less (Fewer?)”  •  September 27, 2004, 4:26pm  •  0 vote

I work at a grocery store and recently noticed the express lane sign because of this entry. It reads "Fewer Than 10 Items." I suppose some people know the difference.

Re: “Ten Items or Less (Fewer?)”  •  September 23, 2004, 11:32pm  •  0 vote

Your thinking is reasonable. Hyperdictionary states that 'fewer' is for countable items, and 'less' is for comparing adjectives (less healthy). But it also mentions less is "nonstandard in some uses b

Re: Plurals  •  September 9, 2004, 11:31pm  •  0 vote

If you were to say "selling your parent's home", I would assume you meant one parent. Therefore "parents' home" seems more correct in that situation.

Re: Footnote references and punctuations  •  September 9, 2004, 11:29pm  •  0 vote

Definately after. It's an additional piece of information, but not part of the sentence.

Re: Plurals with Clarification  •  August 17, 2004, 9:59pm  •  0 vote

The 'my brother' part is an appositive, a description set apart from the sentence in commas. I would have to say the correct form would be Bryan's, my brother, car... Could be wrong here, but I

Re: An unit  •  August 11, 2004, 12:31pm  •  1 vote

I would choose "a unit". I was taught that it needed a vowel sound. 'U''s short sound is vowel like, but a long 'U' at the beginning of a word soulds like a 'y', usually not considered a vowel. Thi

Re: OK  •  July 29, 2004, 11:41pm  •  0 vote

The wikipedia article on 'Okay', uses the straightdope.com as one of the sources. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okay

Re: Looking for a word  •  July 29, 2004, 11:38pm  •  0 vote

A 'couch potato' is a term for a lathargic person who is not associated with any form of aerobic activity.

Re: Computer Keyboard  •  July 22, 2004, 7:04pm  •  0 vote

Wikipedia has some good--though lengthy--information on both topics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backtick http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilde

Re: Y2K  •  July 18, 2004, 7:10pm  •  0 vote

This is simmilar to the usage in long distance running events. When somebody runs a 5K they mean they are running five kilometers or five thousand meters.