fmerton

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Recent Comments

on: Word in question: Conversate

I would not use the word "conversate," (mainly because the "...

on: i’s vs “i”s

I agree; what is the point of the quotation marks. (Rhetori...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

I need to add something to what I said: perhaps "gift" as a...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

I am reluctant to ever condemn an expression as "totally unn...

on: cannot vs. can not

Looks "uneducated" to whom?...

on: Signage

Are we sure the person who is going to "signage" sacred area...

on: gifting vs. giving a gift

You do a service pointing out the danger of using "gift" as ...

on: cannot vs. can not

Of course "can not" is fine. It has a stronger pulse than "...

on: Use of “Referenced”

It is nothing more than your opinion that it is improper. I...

on: Smileys and other emoticons within parentheses

I have yet to find myself in a situation where I felt the ne...

on: Whom are you?

Are you serious? This is the 21st century. Thurber? I...

on: Does “Who knows” need a question mark?

I think you are incorrect in telling me that I should have u...

on: “Self-confessed”

It is plain to me that the "self" in "self-confessed" is red...

on: Is there a gustative equivalent to the olfactory “malodour”?

If there is a single word for anything with a bad flavor, I ...

on: Signage

"Signage" as a plural for "sign" when we have the perfectly ...

on: Difference between “lying” and “misleading”

---"To lie only requires that the speaker not tell the truth...

on: Friendly - adjective and adverb?

I think, regardless of whether it is "right" or "wrong," the...

on: Difference between “lying” and “misleading”

Neither of has have really addressed the question---is it po...

on: subconscious vs unconscious

If one sits quietly and watches oneself think, without tryin...

on: Difference between “lying” and “misleading”

The two words are synonyms, but "to mislead" is broader and ...

on: What is the word for intentionally incorrect spelling?

I dunno. To me a malapropism is a funny (in fact ridiculous...

on: Why are some single objects plural?

I am not quite sure you mean what you seem to be saying, but...

on: Over exaggeration

Jjaay--I don't see where exaggeration is analogous to infini...

on: Over exaggeration

Thanks for the praise: if one is going to insult (my intenti...

on: Wet vs. Whet

I just don't care about getting them right since I would hop...

on: Everybody vs. Everyone

I have to say I agree with Nonie--"everybody" seems to imply...

on: Why are some single objects plural?

There are several things that refer to a single object but t...

on: Over exaggeration

The use of "fags" (don't be facetious--of course he means ho...

on: Using [sic]

There are times when this cannot be avoided, but they are ra...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Modern dictionaries are "descriptive," not "prescriptive." ...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

"Unless of course they are the sort of people who do not app...

on: Computer mouses or computer mice?

If we can survive with, "one sheep, two sheep," why can't we...

on: “Ten Items or Less (Fewer?)”

The English distinction between "mass nouns" (that take the ...

on: Over exaggeration

I agree with you that "hyperbole" is better than "over-exagg...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

"Richie's" advice is right on. There is no need to label on...

on: Does “Who knows” need a question mark?

That we are breaking with unnecessary rules is cause for hap...

on: Does “Who knows” need a question mark?

English is tending toward doing away with all the Victorian ...

on: Use of obscure words like “ebulliate”

Use whatever word you need to use to best say what you want ...

on: Whom are you?

"Whom are you" is worse than overcorrection. It is simply w...

on: Accepted spellings, punctuation, and capitalization of email

The rule I follow is to use capital letters and hyphens (and...