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Re: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?  •  September 7, 2011, 1:53pm  •  2 votes

I am not inclined to investigate whether LEGO should be in caps or not, but I don't see a problem with referring to them in the plural by adding an "s." I agree with the intellectual property argumen

Re: Oblige to mean “force”  •  September 7, 2011, 1:29pm  •  0 vote

Sounds marginally ok to me, altho it also sounds a little confusing, as a spoken sentence, so I probably would not use that wording. First tho, I am not convinced it means "force" in that sentence.

Re: “It is what it is”  •  January 8, 2010, 1:58pm  •  8 votes

It also occurs to me that "it is what it is" is probably related to the phrase "what is done is done." Again, nothing to do with Black Standard English. Just an old, presumably white European, Engli

Re: Adding a question mark to ensure a response  •  January 8, 2010, 2:27am  •  0 vote

Don't worry about the grammar. It's a matter of style and intonation. If you would have asked the question with a rising intonation, why not add the ? If you like that style of speech, you should wr

Re: “It is what it is”  •  January 8, 2010, 2:13am  •  18 votes

Roger - I am no expert on black standard english, but I need to say something about it to make a larger point. I suspect that the phrase "What it is?" is a tongue in cheek expression with multiple us

Re: Causative or Causal?  •  November 8, 2009, 9:55pm  •  0 vote

I'd say that causative would mean that the agent is the direct cause of the disease, whereas if you use the word causal, I'd expect it to be perhaps one of several candidates, or perhaps one in a seri