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April 26, 2007

Total number of comments

26

Total number of votes received

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Charade you are!!

  • December 27, 2007, 2:47pm

Okay, but I'd like to go back and defend Tork ~
"any of you guys has a handle on this thing"
simply treats "any of" as standing for "any one of", making "has" the correct verb.

It was off topic, but there was no need to beat up on her/him!

Younger vs. youngest

  • December 27, 2007, 12:52pm

Well, beans to Jonah and the Columbia Guide to Standard American English! I'm a purist and I stand behind both Cheri and Delia!

Actress instead of Actor

  • October 24, 2007, 2:58pm

"Manageress"? Never heard that one.
But "waiter/waitress" is one that haunts me.
Is "waiter" good for a woman?
Although I'm a through-and-through feminist,
I stumble on that one.
Does anyone remember "comedian/comedienne"?

First Husband or First Gentleman?

  • October 23, 2007, 2:41pm

Oh, now--I seriously doubt he was the FIRST philanderer in the White House!

First Husband or First Gentleman?

  • October 4, 2007, 2:24pm

The husband of the governor of Michigan is kown as the First Gentleman.
And yes, while he will still be known as President Clinton in certain circumstances, when named IN HIS ROLE AS Presidential spouse, he will be known as First Gentleman.
yes again--it's a lame designation... but so is First Lady.

Porsche--I doubt you will see this because this entire thread is nearly a year old, but I had to laugh out loud at your staement that the question being debated here was "answered categorically and incontrovertibly nearly 8 months ago"--inqrguably, if it is still being debated however long after the thread began, then it was NOT "answered categorically and incontrovertibly nearly 8 months ago"! Perhaps in your mind, but clearly not supported by consensus!

Is it A or An?

  • August 9, 2007, 1:52pm

jun-dai-- "anyways"??? Talk about incorrect and/or inappropriate!

Is it A or An?

  • August 9, 2007, 1:50pm

Just a small explanation to Silvana--the use of "em" as a word in Scrable is neither lame nor pathetic. Both "em" and "en" are words used extensively in design and layout with reference to the size of space between words. Perhaps your Scrabble companions are involved in the publications business....

Pronunciation: aunt

  • July 26, 2007, 11:51am

they beat it out of them in journalism school. same with broadcasting school. announcers are supposed to sound "generic", which one could also call boring or even robotic. but that might be a character judgment as well....

double negatives

  • July 26, 2007, 11:38am

Yes, you're being pedantic.
And repeating the word "wasn't" has nothing to do with it.

Questions

A couple... April 26, 2007