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@Warsaw Will

Not now; afterward.

fbf June 13, 2013, 5:39pm

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Warsaw Will - I would think running backward would be ahead of backwards.

JJM - thank you for the lesson in German. I'm actually fine with the ess at the end of these if it's always there...not so much with the picking and choosing.

To me, it should be there or not be there. It's not dealer's choice (unless you're Faulkner or something...that man can do whatever he pleases).

fbf May 9, 2013, 11:34am

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I knew the ess versions of those words were common in England, so I assumed that they were older, but I think they got adopted on this side of the pond due to poor grammar...sometimes it sounds more proper to add essess onto words when you're messing up on how you place them in a sentence.

fbf May 4, 2013, 3:20pm

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BMW is an initialism which stands for Bavarian Motor Works. Whether you were trying to say Bavarian Motor Works' or Bavarian Motor Works's, the initialism remains BMW.

Porches is cool, though.

fbf May 4, 2013, 7:00am

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