douglas.bryant

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on: Past tense of “text”

Mark, half a wit is better than none. Mike is correct, but o...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

The pronounciation of ‘aunt’ as ‘ant’ or ‘ahnt’ is not a fun...

on: Friendly - adjective and adverb?

Most dictionaries I have consulted list 'friendly' as a noun...

on: Texted

An episode of 'Flight of the Conchords' juxtaposes two possi...

on: obliged or obligated?

‘Obligate’ is not an Americanism, nor is it a recent coinage...

on: Fora vs Forums

Name (supplied), that is a very informative link. Here is an...

on: Fora vs Forums

Name (supplied), For one so admittedly fond of the sarcas...

on: Fora vs Forums

goofy: I think we are in agreement: I favor anglicized pl...

on: Fora vs Forums

hot4teacher: I sense from your remarks that you misunders...

on: Fora vs Forums

In ‘The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics,’ P. H. Mat...

on: Fora vs Forums

"Etymological fallacy" is an important concept, but it has l...

on: Fora vs Forums

Goofy’s list of words borrowed from plural Latin nouns is an...

on: Fora vs Forums

hot4teacher, Thanks for the kind words. I have enjoyed ou...

on: Capitalizing After the Colon

Rhen's question was whether to capitalize after a colon when...

on: Fora vs Forums

hot4teacher: I ruffled your feathers, which was not my inten...

on: Loose = Lose?

I agree with a lot of what has been written here. The proble...

on: Fora vs Forums

Hot4teacher asserts: "Either all words or only words of Engl...

on: One of the most...

This has been most interesting. I think the problem stems...

on: Fetch Referring to People?

There is nothing inherently canine in the word "fetch." Jack...

on: Don’t mind if I do

What is being missed in this discussion is that "don't mind ...

on: Fora vs Forums

Merriam-Webster dates the use of "forum" in English to the 1...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

It's interesting to see how passionate some get over the pro...

on: Why have media changed our words?

Good one, Ron. I caught on to your game a bit late, just aft...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

John, It's amazing how closely we agree, yet still we debate...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

John, I gave not examples of misspellings, but of easily...

on: ab

Good point, Porsche, many responders didn't really address t...

on: On Tomorrow

I like Angela G's answer. She is correct: "tomorrow" descend...

on: Word for a word with no rhyme?

The question was: is there a term to denote (that is to say...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

We don't disagree, entirely, on "obstinancy." You say it is ...

on: Hi all vs. Hi everybody

Porsche, Your elided gaffe eluded me. I'm far from the or...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

John, My point about clarity is simple. Those who underst...

on: Hi all vs. Hi everybody

Dear Porsche, You make a good point. Dear has become some...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

John, You are correct that "obstinancy" is used in 811 "G...

on: reported speech

English teacher is correct. I would only add that you are no...

on: obstinacy vs. obstinancy

Whether Dickens used "obstinacy" or "obstinancy" is immateri...

on: Hi all vs. Hi everybody

Dear Anette: It is never improper to use "Dear" in a salu...

on: Texted

Elsewhere on this blog there is a lively debate of whether i...

on: “The next stop will be...”

A case could be made for either construction, but I think co...

on: “pi the type”

To add to porche's comment, here is a definition from thefre...

on: Plural proper nouns ending in consonant-y

The correct plural of "grizzly" is "grizzlies." The rule...

on: Most-Populous vs. Most-Populated

Populous is the correct word. "Populous" is an adjective...

on: Pled versus pleaded

I don't agree that "pled" is less emotional than "pleaded." ...

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