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Skeeter Lewis

Member Since

March 16, 2012

Total number of comments

165

Total number of votes received

132

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I prefer your version. Yes, the form 'snake species' is used nowadays, even though 'snake' is not technically an adjective; but I try to avoid such a usage if there is an alternative.
I would say 'species of butterfly'. 'Butterfly' is being used as a general term.

Medicine or Medication?

  • November 1, 2019, 9:14am

Perhaps I should start a new thread on the new use of the word 'snowflake'.

I'm more concerned about your last sentence: 'How serious is it to mandate that my international include this comma?'

Keep from catching it

  • June 4, 2015, 5:18am

It's American idiom. I've never heard it in England.

'Nervous of performing' sounds right to my ear.

issue as problem

  • January 11, 2015, 10:41am

I rather like the saying, "If you've got an issue, get a tissue."

3 Laning?

  • December 11, 2014, 8:06am

Hairy - you're absolutely right: 'three laning' is indeed ugly.

Evolution of Exactly the Same

  • November 17, 2014, 3:36pm

@vwmoll
Welcome to the forum. If you care about the language, you'll fit in seamlessly. Yes - you're absolutely right - we can get tetchy from time to time. You'll get used to it.
Skeet

Evolution of Exactly the Same

  • October 31, 2014, 2:53pm

I wonder if the Duke meant 'same exact' in the modern sense. Possible he meant that the Order was 'exact', that is, neat and soldierly, just as on exercise.

What’s happening to the Passive?

  • September 24, 2014, 4:00pm

WAIT HERE UNTIL RED LIGHT SHOWS.
Shows what?

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Medicine or Medication? October 27, 2012
What’s happening to the Passive? July 30, 2014
The 1900s June 11, 2015