D. A. Wood

Joined: November 7, 2011

Number of comments posted: 258

Number of votes received: 35

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Latest vs. Newest

“Latest Crew Blasts Off for the International Space Station”...

Molotov Cocktails

The blame here is on an American TV network that presented a...

“Much More Ready”

I just heard a British announcer say “much more ready” on TV...

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on: “all but” - I hate that expression!

Something that happens "right now" happens at any instant of...

on: “all but” - I hate that expression!

Dear Philistine: I have had BRITISH people tell me that ...

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@Warsaw Will Warsaw Will says: @D.A.W. - I don't see why ...

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To Warsaw Will: You do not understand how newspapers opera...

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To: Warsaw Will: "It does so right now" would have been ung...

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Warsaw Will: I have a hard time understanding that the statu...

on: “all but” - I hate that expression!

I don't need a grammar book in English because my mother was...

on: “all but” - I hate that expression!

Oh, Warsaw Will, I agree with you emphatically. "With all ...

on: “Much More Ready”

Oh, we love SPECTRE. We watch James Bond OO7 movies on TV an...

on: “Much More Ready”

In the United States, we went straight from the word "airfie...

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"Many hammer all over the wall and believe that with each ...

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I know that Asimov used the words "psychohistorian" and "enc...

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From www.dictionary,reference.com Contrarian - a person who...

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"Contraian" is a word that I have seen in novels, and especi...

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The original vacuum tube amplifiers used triodes, tubes with...

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It is true that: 1. Americans speak an older version of Eng...

on: “Much More Ready”

"A few mashed potatoes" means that Mrs. Jones looked into he...

on: “Much More Ready”

Sorry for my misspellings: I have trouble getting "Chomsky" ...

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Yes, Jeremy, this is me, the Dale Wood of Auburn, Georgia Te...

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Someone has disagreed and insisted that the language ALWAYS ...

on: “Much More Ready”

Someone diagreed with the affirmative, comparative, and supe...

on: “Much More Ready”

@tdcherry: That is beside the point. Bertrand Russell was cl...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Thank you, Warsaw Will, Yes, all of these are quite corr...

on: Resume, resumé, or résumé?

Résumé contains letters that are not in the English alphabet...

on: Abbreviation of “number”

We often just use the number sign # in North America. Why no...

on: -ic vs -ical

In the study of electricity, the words "electric" and "elect...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

You don't get it about the common rules of grammar among the...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

So you are unable to recognize the existence of language fam...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

As I have mentioned before, English does not exist in a vacu...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

“Your teenagers are more at risk while on their restricted ...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

Going back to the original line at the top of this section: ...

on: Use of “their” as a genderless singular?

These has been heard many times from news and "public affair...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

Hello: In American dictionaries, in the pronunciations,...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

There are many people, including foreigners and not, who do ...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

Hello: I agree that the word "mandate" usually has equal st...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

It is really reh-gu-la-tor-ee, with no particulatory emphasi...

on: Latest vs. Newest

How many hundreds of dictionaries have you read? ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

"Ensure" is never used in American English. It is consider...

on: Latest vs. Newest

You people of the British Isles forget so easily that if you...

on: On Tomorrow

A comment from above: "I'll return this report to you on to...

on: Complete Sentence

To some of you above: Verbs either express actions or states...

on: Complete Sentence

LOL, Porsche, this one of yours has a pleasant connotation: ...

on: Complete Sentence

This one is probably one word too long, but at dinnertime, m...

on: Complete Sentence

LOL, Porsche, "F-ing" is an abbreviation of a dirty America...

on: Latest vs. Newest

If you don't like any of the pages that I submitted, such as...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Wheeler, you have no idea what having a graduate degree from...

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Correction: beyond...

on: Latest vs. Newest

@Jasper There is a very simple solution foy you: if you don...

on: Latest vs. Newest

@Warsaw Will To say that you use a nouns as a adjecive is s...

on: Latest vs. Newest

"Well I've never heard anybody use 'chose' for 'chosen'," ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

@Jeremy: When you quote something, YOU are responsible for ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Furthermore, the Associated Press has its headquarters in Ne...

on: Latest vs. Newest

"And who are these so-called 'lazy dog writers' who confuse...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

I do not think that anyone else has written anything here ...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

"A Student's Introduction to English Grammar" by Huddleston ...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Brus, from the study of German we come to realize that in th...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

Oops - I used incorrect word order. One of my example senten...

on: “If I was” vs. “If I were”

In German, the subjunctive mood is alive and well, and peopl...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Jeremy, you have a way of making things EVEN WORSE when you ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Dates of Independence from the U.K. for selected places in...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Once again, Jeremy, you make comments that are beside the po...

on: Latest vs. Newest

You need to check again. Belize has been an independent coun...

on: “all but” - I hate that expression!

To: Rich: As we know, "Almost finished" and "Not finished" ...

on: Titled vs. Entitled

Once again, we see the case of a longer word taking the plac...

on: Pled versus pleaded

The small, metallic pyramidical cap on the very top of the W...

on: Pled versus pleaded

According to the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Appl...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Oops, DISCOVERY -- which was also the name of the huge spac...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Speaking of astronauts, the famous American astronaut Sally ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

We have places in the U,S,A, with quite similar names, but a...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Hi, there, Les, Please do look up "Middlesbrough" in www....

on: Latest vs. Newest

So, are you telling me that the people who live on Sark an...

on: Latest vs. Newest

There is a highway tunnel underneath the Detroit River that ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

American and proud of it ! American spellings and proud of...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Oh, flogging: ENRON Corp, executives, sub-prime perpetrators...

on: Latest vs. Newest

More about Australia. I once read an article that said that ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

I read an interesting piece of Australian history from the 1...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Oh, suppose that Parliament passed a law that re-established...

on: Pled versus pleaded

As for the metallic chemical elements, watch out for alumi...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Nevertheless, Rickover had a lot of support in Congress, and...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Oh, nobody ever spells it "labratory" - except perhaps som...

on: Pled versus pleaded

The spell checker for Yahoo also does not know how to spell ...

on: Pled versus pleaded

Well, Ethan, people are supposed to be using spell checkers,...

on: Latest vs. Newest

To me, it is unbelievable that someone does not know that "m...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Like it or not, statutory law overrides common law in all ca...

on: Latest vs. Newest

The word "most" means "more than 50 percent". So, what are...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Where is it that British people live besides in England, Wal...

on: Latest vs. Newest

"The term "the late" meaning "the recently deceased" can't b...

on: Molotov Cocktails

If the Soviets/Russians ever launched a bombing attack that ...

on: Molotov Cocktails

Jeremy Wheeler is such a moron: "I hope that NORAD would ch...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Yes, yes, the acts of the the British House of Commons are t...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Wheeler, you don't know the difference between the British P...

on: Latest vs. Newest

The acts of the the British House of Commons are the Supreme...

on: Molotov Cocktails

North America = a familiar term for a continent that include...

on: Molotov Cocktails

"Petrol bomb" is slang in that it is not a bomb at all. Th...

on: Molotov Cocktails

"Jeremy Wheeler: Tangents? Not at all. I merely quoted your ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

You who say, "that noun is used as an adjective" are wrong. ...

on: Latest vs. Newest

AnWulf: I wonder why on Earth you want to argue with me rat...

on: Latest vs. Newest

The North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) has exactly t...

on: Latest vs. Newest

Note, Jeremy, "US troops", "US Navy", "US elections", and "U...

on: Molotov Cocktails

To: Jeremy Wheeler Once again, you go flying off on tangent...

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