Joined: December 31, 2010

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Re: Plaque for family home  •  November 28, 2014, 6:57am  •  0 vote

I was the recipient of such a plaque, years ago. It was lovingly handcrafted by a relative, and proudly offered up our family name with the apostrophe. It now adorns the entrance from our garage, wh

Re: Evolution of Exactly the Same  •  November 17, 2014, 8:05pm  •  1 vote

Thanks, Skeeter Lewis! And @ Warsaw Will, I understand your confusion...the thread that I THOUGHT I was on, on the same subject and with the same title, was full of rather delightful rants datin

Re: Evolution of Exactly the Same  •  November 16, 2014, 9:09am  •  2 votes

It is with great amusement that I read this thread. Having spent my work week hearing comments such as "I ain't gots no pencil" passing for language, the level of rage reached by many of these commen

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  November 6, 2011, 9:38am  •  4 votes

I agree with you, Frostable, and I've also noticed that the use of this phrase seems to be on the rise (which adds to its obnoxiousness). The response in most situations might well be a gentle , "Wel

Re: “I’m just saying”  •  April 3, 2011, 6:55am  •  0 vote

I've heard the phrase used postpositvely in a humorous context, teasingly and usually with friends, as WB and others have pointed out. When used in this context it can be amusing, but if overused or

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  April 3, 2011, 6:35am  •  1 vote

I agree with porsche that "gift" as a verb has it's place, and I'm surprised that it seems to give some people so much pain. If I were ever in a position to donate a million dollars to some foundatio

Re: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”  •  April 3, 2011, 6:16am  •  2 votes

Thank you all! I for one am thrilled to hear that I may continue to use "I've got" with relative impunity. As a Canadian raised in the US, I think I may be stuck somewhere between British and Americ

Re: all _____ sudden  •  December 31, 2010, 4:14am  •  2 votes

I just stumbled upon this thread, and find it hilarious! I love grammar and our wonderful, fluid language, and I admit that I, too, cringe at obvious gaffes such as "lie" and "lay". Those two words a