David Teague

Joined: August 19, 2011

Number of comments posted: 8

Number of votes received: 15

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Re: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?  •  August 19, 2013, 7:16pm  •  0 vote

I whole heartedly agree with the comment about Two slices of toast, not two toasts. Two pieces of LEGO, not two LEGOs. Nevertheless, there is a contingent in the United States who will s

Re: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?  •  May 7, 2013, 10:09am  •  0 vote

I think you should say, "a LEGO piece". There is something that makes me uncomfortable about "a piece of LEGO" but I have not been able to define exactly what. Further, "BMW's" is possessive. The plu

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  February 11, 2013, 6:05am  •  0 vote

Goofy, If you require it, I will coin the term, neo-backform. "Gift" as a verb assuredly came from a neo-backforming of "gift" (verb tense) from the existing past participle "gifted". I would bet tha

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  October 17, 2011, 5:45am  •  1 vote

Goofy: The vestigial existence of the past participle, "gifted", is not a reason to back-form a verb, " to gift" from it. This use is not standard, in spite of the abusive use it receives. The standar

Re: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?  •  September 9, 2011, 4:18pm  •  2 votes

kellyjohnj wrote: > begs the question "Begs the question" doesn't mean "to raise a question" or to "beg a question to be asked" rather it is a logical fallacy, petitio principii where the argument

Re: LEGOs — Is the Plural form of LEGO incorrect?  •  September 3, 2011, 9:33am  •  1 vote

I have a pet peeve about the use of email, which like cattle and mail is a collective noun. One neither speaks of cattles or of mails, but we regularly speak of emails. Somehow this annoys me but I ha

Re: Proper use of st, nd, rd, and th — ordinal indicators  •  August 19, 2011, 11:54am  •  0 vote

I prefer August 1st, but I have seen the other use. I can't cite any authority.

Re: gifting vs. giving a gift  •  August 19, 2011, 11:51am  •  11 votes

"Gift" in its verb tense is an abuse of the language. I don't care if it has 17th Century roots. There are many words used commonly in the 17th Century that we don't use today, indeed we would conside