D. A. Wood

Joined: November 7, 2011

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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”

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Furthermore, when we say something like, "Let elephants tram...

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

The notion that elephants are terrified by mice (or by any o...

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Correction: replace "not" with "nor"....

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"goooofy says: "The idea that we should consider how thing...

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Perfect Pedant, I agree completely: The whole expression "...

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Not so! Words that are both nouns and adjectives are really ...

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So, "English is full of exceptions."? Well, let's endeavor...

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Jaspar, et al, When it comes to our language, this certainly...

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There is no such thing as "US English". We always call it "A...

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To: EnglishKnight1 If you click on my name (in the red lett...

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Jeremy Wheeler, you have no understanding of the notion of e...

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It has become all too easy for journalists to simply MAKE CO...

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Correction: no way to live a life...

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I agree whole hearedtly with the following: "Popular? One...

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The word "one" is singular by definition, and so is any word...

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Fallacious thinking raises its ugly head again: "If the f...

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Note: "Strict adherence to the rule of pronoun-antecedent ag...

on: Capitalizing After the Colon

To: Samir Hafza Oh, we will grant you some question marks a...

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Ha - ha: "Capitalization is never used, under any circumstan...

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The gross overuse of semicolons in one of those strange arti...

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There is a more significant difference between Chinese (and ...

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Oh, Chinese vs. English. There are some HUGE differences be...

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A fab American singer (from California) named "Weird Al" Yan...

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To: English Knight 1 You ought to read about the Austrian ...

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The American author Isaac Asimov, who was a biochemist, visi...

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Oh, well, English Knght 1, I did leave one possibility open ...

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Of course, since I have earned my M.A. in mathematics, I thi...

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I will kind you about my first name. It is "Dale", and in th...

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Oh, I am sorry to hear. English Knight 1, that you have had ...

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"But fighting for great precision of words is such a meaning...

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To: English Knight 1 You clearly have no idea who any of th...

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I recently heard a news report on a major TV network in the ...

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This about the origin of the name "Molotov Cocktail" is not ...

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Note that for quite a long time, the three-letter symbol for...

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To EnglishKnight: Wood, when you speak to a man " Hey, babe...

on: Difference between acronyms and initials?

Acronyms from G.I. (soldier's) slang of World War II: (and b...

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Hello. There are several good Web sites that are available t...

on: Latest vs. Newest

There is also a lot of difference between the language of ca...

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"latest" means "the most recent" must be strictly British En...

on: “get in contact”

Some verbs with "contact", in alphabetical order: break ...

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Alas, we need to go into the realm of science and technology...

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"As per" is also used by would-be chrome domes who do not kn...

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I believe that I have heard Australians overusing "as per", ...

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I agree: "Sometimes used to make the statement sound more im...

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In statements like these about "topography", the writers are...

on: “Much More Ready”

Some of you are having trouble with the word "always". "Lan...

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I stand corrected: NotAGrammarSnob is a woman. (I used "he" ...

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You ought to read a lot about advances in the understanding ...

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goofy and no added salt. You are nuts if you think all of t...

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Goofy, if you think this: " Again, math and physics are irr...

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Textbooks on Euclidean geometry are full of descriptions of ...

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Well, that might be because you have been studying in the wr...

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I think that I should put this on my list of "Things to Do",...

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I recently complained to the source of an article about the ...

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By the way, I contributed the whole topic of Molotov cockt...

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Perfect Pedant "Probably read from the back of a cereal b...

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READY to do some basic algebra: Given three real numbers a,...

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To: NotAGrammarSnob CORRECT! Someone or something is eith...

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Perfect Pedant Unaware of the world outside of the U.S.A....

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Definition: Scotland: a remote and isolated place in the N...

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The darned thing refused to do my table as I commanded it to...

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Hi, AnWulf, I whole-heartedly agree with you: "Unless a p...

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Scots who don't want to learn anything about, "If A, then B,...

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Hairy Scot, When you gripe about someone's use of a larg...

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Hairy Scott, just because your vocabulary is not so large, a...

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Porsche, what makes you such an expert on the United States?...

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Nobody here pays any attention to "petrol" unless they serve...

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Sorry, I mistyped. One of the trios was supposed to be few, ...

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Good for the phrase to have died off, for practical purposes...

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Correction of a typo" For example, in a plane, any ideal ...

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I will mention that things are graver in the polonium sectio...

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goofy: You are not very scientific, are you? Mathematics ...

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Hello, I thought that I was being clear when I stated "Ameri...

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So -- Accidence: chance, unforeseen or unexpected eventualit...

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

In English, we need to either create a singular sexless pron...

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Calling "Webster's Third International Dictionary" "Webster'...

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"The dictionary therefore one of American English, not prope...

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1. "Times" - British 2. General purpose comment: Just bec...

on: Pronouncing “mandatory”

Oh, yes it is pretentious, and the point of view is that som...

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I will just leave it up to you to look up when "Webster's" c...

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Repeating: There isn't any such thing as a "Webster's public...

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"it does sound a bit strange." NO, not so. It sounds and lo...

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Like it or not, several other companies publish Webster's di...

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

Listen up! "Webster's" or "Webster's Dictionary" is NOT a co...

on: Repeated

In other kinds of situations, we would say that a diamond wa...

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Yes, it is the idiomatic way of saying things in English....

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We get the messsage, "Your comment is successfully posted. T...

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Why is it that this Web site has such aggravating problems? ...

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Living beings such as Andorrans can have living antennae, ...

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Living beings such as Andorrans can have living antennae, ...

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Pronouncing "mandatory". Hairy Scott, I agree with you 10...

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LOL, double vowells! In North America, we have disposed of...

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When you are typing in German and you are lacking umlauts, e...

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Oh, well, I was born in 1954, back when TV was still a new t...

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SCOTTISH ? I read an article recently concerning developm...

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Hi, Katie, I agree: That one is astonishingly bad! ...

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"Maybe that is why she is a customer service representative....

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It is interesting that we see that "ge" prefix on the past p...

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"AP Stylebook says NEVER use the colloquial term pled." ...

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Please look at this news headline carefully Italy are bet...

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