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Re: First annual vs. second annual  •  September 19, 2006, 3:18am  •  8 votes

It's the second annual event, because the counting going on in this case is counting the series and it would be the second in the series. If you had a Masked Ball one year, the next would be the Se

Re: Quarters  •  September 16, 2006, 6:30pm  •  0 vote

It's from the usage of the French word that the English usage derives. The French root is 'quartier' which can indeed refer to a fraction or an area of a town. But it is also used to refer to a cam

Re: Using [sic]  •  May 2, 2006, 3:47am  •  1 vote

If you prefer to correct the quote, I believe the correct way to do it is to use: "Blah blah blah... [the United States Geological Survey] ... blah blah blah" isn't it? You remove the incorrect part a

Re: Actress instead of Actor  •  April 27, 2006, 5:42am  •  10 votes

English is not a language that uses separate nouns to distinguish between sexes regularly enough for there to be strong rules regarding such usage. The mixture of linguistic roots in English makes it

Re: Hi all vs. Hi everybody  •  April 11, 2006, 8:25am  •  8 votes

I too know this as the Southern American "Hi y'all" as a contraction of 'you all'. I've been told that it originates from the distinction drawn in many languages (e.g. French and German) between the p

Re: Dependency  •  March 21, 2006, 11:19am  •  0 vote

The two words are interchangeable and can be used with the same meaning. Dependency, however, has a special meaning used in Psychology that means overreliance on a person or thing. Strictly speakin

Re: The use of “hey” in place of “hello”.  •  March 21, 2006, 6:18am  •  3 votes

I'd guess that the English "oi" is more probably linked to the Dutch "Hoi" which is used as "hi" or "hello". Hej, hi, hoi, hey etc all most likely share the same root I'd have thought. I'd also gue