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Re: Perfect Storm  •  January 27, 2006, 12:07am  •  0 vote

Perhaps too romanticized a word, but serendipity comes to mind as well, though I suppose there's an implication of fate or a "higher power" at work. Perfect storm seems to fit the bill best.

Re: all _____ sudden  •  November 14, 2005, 9:54am  •  15 votes

Ugh--like nails on a chalkboard. "All the sudden" is a mistake. It is a result of laziness; that is, people hear "all of a sudden" spoken, and it sounds like "all the sudden" so they assume that's wh

Re: Where does the period go?  •  November 14, 2005, 9:43am  •  1 vote

Actually, Ellen, you're mostly right. While periods and commas do, by a rule that's generally accepted in the U.S., always belong inside quotation marks, other punctuation should be placed in the mos