Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

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24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

Proofreading Service - Pain in the English
Proofreading Service - Pain in the English

Your Pain Is Our Pleasure

24-Hour Proofreading Service—We proofread your Google Docs or Microsoft Word files. We hate grammatical errors with passion. Learn More

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marta

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August 10, 2004

Total number of comments

3

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Flying (with) Colours?

  • August 18, 2004, 6:51am

I like Speedwell's explanation. In that case an exam is like a battle, if we win (pass) it we have our colours (flags) flying, if we don't we end up as losers.

Potatoes

  • August 10, 2004, 5:34am

Oops, I've made a mistake. A small correction will be needed here: 'mouse potato' isn't glued to the TV screen but only to computer one. Isn't that phrase for a computer freak nice? what do you think about it? These 'potato' expressions have been making amazing career in Polish language. Couch potato has already been calqued into Polish as 'sitting potato'. I've come across it in one of the student magazines and it appeared in the phrase 'the epoch of sitting potatoes'.

...t you

  • August 10, 2004, 4:54am

't' and 'j' are pronounced as 'ch' when they are on the margins of the words e.g. in 'don't you'. Linguists call it 'palatalisation' and it's a kind of phonetic 'trick'. Similarly, it happens between 'd' and 'j' in 'd'you like it?'. Then it gives the sound of 'g'

Questions

Swinging a Cat July 21, 2004
Five O’clock Shadow August 3, 2004
Potatoes August 3, 2004
Proper Names August 10, 2004
Flying (with) Colours? August 10, 2004
tuitions in graffiti August 31, 2004
you ‘had better not’ read it... August 31, 2004
washeteria September 3, 2004
silent autumn October 29, 2004
See you laters??? November 16, 2004
According to ME, you, him.... December 14, 2004
Zorbing? What’s that? December 21, 2004
some troubles with passsives March 11, 2005
tv + video + dvd = ? March 15, 2005
politics in the kitchen... March 18, 2005
words, words, words... September 7, 2005
Wanna know what it coulda be... October 3, 2005