wirednweird

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Re: Pronunciation of indefinite article “a”  •  November 28, 2012, 11:31pm  •  0 vote

I'd hazard the opinion --as a USAmerican-- that the lovely shwa is more common in (at least) the NE, MidAtlantic and some parts of the Southern US and that "aye" is really only used when referring to

Re: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”  •  November 24, 2011, 8:47pm  •  0 vote

oh dear sweet Christ, *their

Re: Interchangeability of possessive “s” and “of”  •  November 24, 2011, 8:46pm  •  0 vote

I went OED for this, but I'm a few days late, but here's there two cents.... 1.Of motion, direction, distance. a. Indicating the thing, place, or direction from which something goes, comes, or is

Re: “American”  •  October 29, 2011, 6:59pm  •  0 vote

Yes, indeed they do! We use the term USAmericans and it seems to work well colloquially, though I don't know about how it would fly for publications....

Re: The opposite of “awaken”?  •  April 14, 2011, 5:46pm  •  1 vote

lull or deaden perhaps?

Re: Plural form of sense of humour  •  April 7, 2010, 10:09am  •  2 votes

I would think that it was similar to "time out" which becomes "times out" so it would be senses of humor... however, thinking about it, I generally say something like," Ya'll's sense of humor is sick"

Re: How do I write out .25% ?  •  March 3, 2010, 1:17pm  •  3 votes

awww, dyske beat me to it. But in the case of .24% I think you would just have to use "twenty-four hundredths of a percent" which, while unwieldy, says what you want it to say.