Chris B

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Recent Comments

on: tonne vs ton

Yeah I remember seeing "livre" (= pound), meaning half a kil...

on: tonne vs ton

Interesting. I've seen this in NZ too. It's perhaps more und...

on: “feedback” and “check in”

WW: I do think it's worth separating out the technological j...

on: O’clock

WW: I do hear things like "six past ten" and "twenty-one to ...

on: “into” vs “in to” and “onto” vs. “on to”

Funny you should mention that WW. As it happens I lived in ...

on: “into” vs “in to” and “onto” vs. “on to”

Errors like this are becoming more prevalent for sure. I see...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Brus: o = i in "women"....

on: You’ve got another think/thing coming

@MagicMatt: "...'think' is not a noun people!" It can be: "...

on: You’ve got another think/thing coming

Yes my own rogue apostrophes were deliberate! I hope I didn'...

on: You’ve got another think/thing coming

I'll be honest: before reading this thread I thought it was ...

on: If ... were/was

WW: "Between the late sixties and the early nineties there w...

on: Do’s and Don’t's

Wow, very nice blog WW. But dont's? C'mon! (Unless it's deli...

on: “further” vs. “farther”

I'm in NZ and I hardly every use (or hear) "farther"; it has...

on: Try and

Ah, I now see that "hone in" vs "home in" was a hot topic on...

on: Try and

I've been pondering this. If enough people spell/pronounce/u...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Hi Brus, To make ê type alt-136 (on the numeric keypad): ...

on: Table of Content vs Table of Contents

I can't see why it shouldn't be "table of contents". The co...

on: Plural of Yes

As an aside, when I was a kid living in the UK I wondered wh...

on: Plural of Yes

I'm pretty sure it should be yeses, like buses and gases (as...

on: “reach out”

WW: I totally agree with you. When someone in the corporate...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Will and Porsche, I think you're both sort of right about t...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Warsaw Will: do you really hear people *say* (as opposed to ...

on: Do’s and Don’t's

Enticix: I've seen two apostrophes in a word on a few occasi...

on: -age words

There's scrappage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrappage_pr...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Adz, I understand Lego wish to protect their intellectual p...

on: tailorable

Yeah if I heard "tailorable" in a business meeting it would ...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Guy: "So put me in the apparently non-existant third camp, t...

on: Pronunciation: aunt

Jason, I pronounce both "aren't" and "aunt" like you do (...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

New Reader: Porsche's comments on the English language are ...

on: Texted

Stee: Every time you say it as "texted" (2 syllables) you so...

on: I dove my hat

I hang-glid off the mountain, dove into the lake, and dove m...

on: eg, e.g., or eg.

I much prefer "e.g." The dotless version makes me want to pr...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

Focuses. As for the plural of Lexus, I can't imagine I'll ev...

on: Texted

Seriously Tim, the verb "to text" has been in existence litt...

on: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?

I'm guessing this depends on where you're from. I was brough...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

I notice in the original post Chas called it "the thing that...

on: It’s Official: email not e-mail

I just received this in an e(-)mail. This matter is now sure...

on: Past tense of “text”

Erica, Yes, my poor attempt at one at least....

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

Scyllacat: "But in speech, it's ordinary, common idiom, not...

on: Do’s and Don’t's

Angie: "A's, B's, C's is wrong. So is 1's 2's, 3's. Or 40's ...

on: “I’ve got” vs. “I have”

Jim: I'm not sure about your logic. What about "I have a ca...

on: Past tense of “text”

Crashdummy: Thanks for the explanation. That makes sense now...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Here's my take on it: First choice: résumé. Second choic...

on: It’s Official: email not e-mail

I write "any time" as two separate words, but maybe that's j...

on: Past tense of “text”

Crashdummy: You describe your pronunciation of the past tens...

on: Dashes when saying year-olds

Looking at Dyske's four options, I'd pick the first. The las...

on: As wet as ?

If you're in New Zealand you just say "wet as" with no simil...