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Re: Steak - correct pronunciation  •  October 31, 2005, 3:21pm  •  4 votes

As far as I know, the word "steak" can only be pronounced as the "a" in "bake."

Re: Littler  •  June 30, 2005, 9:54pm  •  4 votes

I have never heard "littler" used, however it is in my English dictionary. I assume that most English grammarians would say that one should usually (if not always) use "smaller" instead of "littler."

Re: Am I Missing Something?  •  June 23, 2005, 11:49am  •  0 vote

I agree with Dave Ratzinger, er, I mean, Dave Rattigan.

Re: Jane and you or you and Jane?  •  June 17, 2005, 11:49pm  •  0 vote

I am not aware of any prescriptive rule which tells us whether to say "Jane" or "you" first. I agree with Steve, in that it sounds a bit more natural to me to have "you" first, perhaps as a way of exp

Re: I versus Me  •  June 10, 2005, 2:08pm  •  0 vote

Here's what I was taught: Use the "case" of the pronoun that you would if the other person's name is taken out of the sentence. For instance, in your sentence, if you remove Jim, your two pronoun opti

Re: me or I  •  May 26, 2005, 9:19pm  •  0 vote

It depends on what you mean by "correct." If you mean what is right according to grammar rules, then several others have already posted the "correct" answer, which is what I was taught in school, name

Re: North or northern  •  May 26, 2005, 9:05pm  •  0 vote

It looks like this is no rule, unless euphony is a factor.

Re: You Joking Me?  •  May 16, 2005, 10:25am  •  0 vote

Yes, I've heard "You've gotta be joking me." From a descriptive POV, I don't think we can say it is right or wrong. It's right for the dialect of the person saying it. My grandmother (not a native spe