Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
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February 12, 2004

Total number of comments

86

Total number of votes received

59

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Latest Comments

Don’t mind if I do

  • July 15, 2007, 3:31pm

Dyske, couldn't the original expression as well be "[Hope you] don't mind if I do."

Punctuation of Ltd.

  • July 2, 2007, 6:01am

Is it a new trend to eliminate punctuation, like what Dave suggests? For example BBC even has it like "2300" instead of 23:00 to indicate time. Was not it suppose to be helping readers to punctuate texts?

Language evolves, you know? I think one way of explaining/understanding the change in this case is to figure out what different sense would the same kids make when they use "by accident", if at all. Do they reject the "correct form?" Are they ignorant of the "correct" idiom? I think new usages do not necessary eliminate the old idioms but just add to the richness of language when accepted largely.

injecting swear words

  • December 1, 2006, 8:57pm

I just think (but not 253% sure) that the term Heather is looking for is infix and not tmesis.
Tmesis: i.e. "any more" (in oppose to anymore; without space) basically means to "cut" parts of a compound word. Another example is a term of Theater Anthropology: "in tension"
Whereas infix is to add another part in between the parts of compound word i.e. Anglo-Saxon (the O being the infix)
Am I right?

Only then can we know

  • December 1, 2006, 8:37pm

As xylo said it is called inversion and is rooted in Germanic languages. In today’s English it is used as an emphasis when one wants to be formal. In Danish for instance it is very common and you’d hear it a zillion times a day

Impact as a noun

  • December 1, 2006, 8:20pm

I think the morning whisky had left a great "impact" on the dude the day he uttered that utter nonsense.
I just want to say that I believe one great advantage of English language is that almost always one can use a noun as a verb and vise versa. (I know that some would have objections.) But what could be cooler than—just as a familiar example—QT saying “don’t fuckin’ Jimmie me man!” I wonder if the professor would accept Jimmie as a noun!

Joke

  • June 19, 2005, 7:07am

Thanks Sarah, I did not know the other meaning of "yank." So it apparently pans with "yank" and "Yank." I'm sure of that because I checked the subtitle for “hard of hearing” and Yank was capitalized.
But I think the word "utility" refers to something more than being handy or any direct sense of the word. I guess it's some organization or maybe a brand or something having to do with Germans I suppose or something to that extent. I’m just guessing.

V-cards

  • May 11, 2005, 6:17am

margaret, that was quite fun!

V-cards

  • May 10, 2005, 4:21pm

what is this video game? And how new? I heared this V-card last September.

verb tenses

  • May 2, 2005, 5:10pm

Questions

People(s) February 10, 2004
Gerund and Present Participle February 12, 2004
Pronounciation of TH+S February 16, 2004
Weird name February 16, 2004
Any reference? February 17, 2004
un/ir February 17, 2004
Have/halve February 18, 2004
More than a pain in the English! February 26, 2004
00′s March 3, 2004
- March 25, 2004
S April 14, 2004
Term April 14, 2004
114 April 19, 2004
Who’s this Joe? April 19, 2004
Following the Joe April 23, 2004
English schools April 26, 2004
Gerontophile? April 28, 2004
Semtex April 29, 2004
Isn’t it odd? May 6, 2004
ir May 9, 2004
G-string May 9, 2004
Be-martyred May 10, 2004
Oral vs. Aural May 11, 2004
ta-ta & ho-ho May 15, 2004
Para June 1, 2004
Am I L-deaf? June 9, 2004
Punctuation June 13, 2004
P & K June 15, 2004
...t you June 18, 2004
F word June 18, 2004
negating June 21, 2004
The June 22, 2004
Pawshop July 2, 2004
Lacking Smell July 2, 2004
At or in July 8, 2004
Y2K July 12, 2004
Example July 23, 2004
Looking for a word July 29, 2004
OK July 29, 2004
ab August 26, 2004
Mixing October 1, 2004
Fuff October 1, 2004
V-cards November 1, 2004
Bios December 6, 2004
Hairy December 11, 2004
Ya’ese December 11, 2004
BCC December 12, 2004
Films December 26, 2004
all December 31, 2004
Credit card January 6, 2005
B4 Dickens January 14, 2005
L January 30, 2005
Joke June 19, 2005
Dick & Bob July 26, 2007
Frowing October 12, 2007
Head shot October 19, 2007