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Discussion Topic  Save Lots (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
At my college many of our students take their exams using a word processor. To protect themselves fr......
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Discussion Topic  RE: I will get this to you by... (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
Monday morning at the earliest "I'll get it to you by Thursday" is already an admission that someth......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The "perfect" word (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
I have always liked sesquipedelian for two reasons. This is a long word used to describe the use of ......
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Discussion Topic  Repair, Fix and Mend (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
Is there a difference in the main meanings of the words repair, fix and mend? I am asking because o......
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Discussion Topic  RE: cockney rhyming slang (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
Lardy and fence aren't rhyming slang as I understand it either. I agree with Arnie for their meaning......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Learning English (in Potpourri) by Graham Nice
I think it is my Russian students who talk about writing their exams. Maybe it's something in their ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nancy boy and namby-pamby (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
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Discussion Topic  Why use one word... (in Potpourri) by Graham Nice
...when five words will do Saying "due to the fact that" is a 100%-accurate predictor of idiocy, an......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Dibs" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
We had bagsie at my school. When I read Enid Blyton characters saying bags, they sounded ever so pos......
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Discussion Topic  RE: "Dibs" (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
There is a whole web-site devoted to the cruder aspect of this kind thing - Playground Law. My favou......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Retromingent (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
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Discussion Topic  RE: Grammar Police as Editors (in The Written Word) by Graham Nice
I am completely on your side: say no to grammatical fascism....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Pronunciation again... (in Potpourri) by Graham Nice
jew-ler-ree or jall-ler-ree? Jew-ler-ree doesn't quite sound normal....
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Discussion Topic  RE: Flavour vs flavoured (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
Diet Coke makes me shudder....
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Discussion Topic  Triple-Double (in Potpourri) by Graham Nice
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Discussion Topic  RE: You Old Coot (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
Is it English we are discussing here? Where I come from coots are bald and biddies is derogatory....
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Discussion Topic  Blimp (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
I am sure that blimp, meaning airship, has an interesting etymology, but I have forgotten it. Does a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: What is (or is not) a "word"? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
A word is something you would allow in Scrabble...
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Discussion Topic  Fluids (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
Why do people use the word fluid when they mean liquid? A fluid is anything that flows, not just a ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Apostrophe again, sorry. (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Graham Nice
Hair-dos is very common and doesn't need an apostrophe....
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