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January 13, 2010

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I'm inclined to lump "loose/lose" in with "your/you're/ur (and even 'yore'!)" and "there/there/their". While it's easy to confuse them, there's really no excuse.

I don't remember seeing the "loose/lose" problem until fairly recently.

Emil September 16, 2009, 1:15pm

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I looked at a couple of sample release forms for photographers I found on the Web, and most seem to give permission to take a photo, and also allow for the use, duplication and/or distribute the photo without a fee being imposed by the person whose image or photograph is used.

Here's a link to one of the samples:

Emil August 24, 2009, 6:26pm

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I'm not a lawyer either, but my gut feeling on this one is that the AAA's family would sign a waiver, which would release the hospital from any liability.
To make matters more confusing, AAA's parents could sign a release, waiving their right to take legal action.

Emil August 18, 2009, 10:35pm

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If I understand the question, when the condition is a phrase, I'd use "if" or "when" instead. For example, rather than "Under the conditions of high heat, the solution may oxidize rapidly," I'd use "When the temperature is above X degrees, the substance may explode," or "If the temperature exceeds X, then run for your life."

Is that an option?

Emil July 29, 2009, 3:30pm

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A word for the stuff falling out of or off the handle of the stroller could be a "stravalanche".

EGKG June 29, 2009, 10:18am

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Nigel, Meriam-Webster seems to think that lineal and linear are the same thing:

Pronunciation: \?li-n?-?l\
Function: adjective
Date: 14th century
1: linear
2: composed of or arranged in lines
3 a: consisting of or being in a direct male or female line of ancestry — compare collateral 2 b: relating to or derived from ancestors : hereditary c: descended in a direct line
4 a: belonging to one lineage b: of, relating to, or dealing with a lineage

With regard to Bill's specific example (lineal "feet of tile or carpet..."), those things are very often thought of in square feet, so I think making the distinction is valid.

EGKG June 21, 2009, 10:38am

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I think you've answered your own question. The people you're describing are, in fact, twitter whores.

EGKG June 15, 2009, 5:13pm

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