nigel

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on: Sift

If people make mistakes on the Internet, Google will find th...

on: The Best Euphemism for Shithouse?

Jakes...

on: Semicolon and omission of repetitive words

I think you have things backwards. The semicolon should only...

on: Semicolon between sentences joined by a coordinating conjunction

I think there may be rare (very rare) occasions where a semi...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Well then, how do you pronounce "chants"? Personally, I pron...

on: Use of “he” for your father

I am inclined to agree with you, but this is an issue of eti...

on: “graduated high school” or “graduated from high school”?

I think "I graduated high school" is now so widely used as t...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Pablo Diablo: 'the correct pronunciation of "aunt" is /ænt/ ...

on: “It is what it is”

"It is what it is" is not slang at all. It consists of perfe...

on: “and yet”

"And yet" is idiomatic. "Yet" on its own (or with a semicolo...

on: Current use of word “edgy” (December 2009)

I think it does have the connotations of danger and nonconfo...

on: Capitalizing After the Colon

According to <a href="http://www.informatics.sussex.ac.uk/de...

on: Like a red herring, but unintentional.

I am not convinced that <i>red herring</i> necessarily impli...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

<blockquote>Anna says: October 1, 2009 at 8:25 am Gosh –...

on: on “condition”

I think we would need a bit more context to give a definitiv...

on: Spelling with mixed cases

<i>You people are a sorry bunch! We're talking about a class...

on: Infinitive without “to”

"He needs not wait" does not seem right to me. I would say, ...

on: First annual vs. second annual

<i>Remember, even if you have every intention of hosting an ...

on: Plural of “insurance”?

"Lineal" is indeed a word, but it does not mean the same thi...

on: “study of” vs. “study on”

"many early studies were done on a shoestring" - Are you und...

on: Friendly - adjective and adverb?

Does the ABBYY Lingvo Dictionary date its examples? The m...

on: “study of” vs. “study on”

If it had previewing, I would not have accidentally doubled ...

on: “study of” vs. “study on”

"Book" is a different word, so different considerations appl...

on: “study of” vs. “study on”

Are you talking about "study" used as a verb or as a noun? I...

on: Materialism

Lots of words have different meanings or connotations in dif...

on: Should the link include the quotes?

This is not a question about language, or right and wrong, b...

on: Littler

What grammatical rule do "littler" and "littlest" break? The...

on: Speaking with negations

As I said, the name for this figure of speech, which has bee...

on: Curriculum Vita or Curriculum Vitae

Well I did take Latin in school (though I admit it is rusty ...

on: Evident/Evidenced

As I read it, "evident from" implies that the conclusion fol...