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I'd hazard the opinion --as a USAmerican-- that the lovely shwa is more common in (at least) the NE, MidAtlantic and some parts of the Southern US and that "aye" is really only used when referring to a particular object, or for especial emphasis, e.g. speaking to my mostly deaf father.

At least, reading that last sentence in the post, I can think of only 1 or 2 people in my acquaintance that would use "aye" as opposed to "uh".

Rik November 28, 2012, 11:31pm

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oh dear sweet Christ, *their

Emily November 24, 2011, 8:47pm

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I went OED for this, but I'm a few days late, but here's there two cents....

1.Of motion, direction, distance.
a. Indicating the thing, place, or direction from which something goes, comes, or is driven or moved: from, away from, out of. Now regional exc. as off

b. Indicating the place or source from which action, (as shooting, calling, writing) is directed: from.

III. Of origin or source. Indicating the thing, place, or person from which or whom something originates, comes, or is acquired or sought.

etc. mostly obsolete, but I think everyone else already got that point across...

Emily November 24, 2011, 8:46pm

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Yes, indeed they do! We use the term USAmericans and it seems to work well colloquially, though I don't know about how it would fly for publications....

Emily October 29, 2011, 6:59pm

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lull or deaden perhaps?

Emily April 14, 2011, 5:46pm

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I would think that it was similar to "time out" which becomes "times out" so it would be senses of humor... however, thinking about it, I generally say something like," Ya'll's sense of humor is sick" so I guess there's that as well. XD

I'm no help.

Emily April 7, 2010, 10:09am

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awww, dyske beat me to it. But in the case of .24% I think you would just have to use "twenty-four hundredths of a percent" which, while unwieldy, says what you want it to say.

Emily March 3, 2010, 1:17pm

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