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Discussion Topic  RE: bald-faced vs. bold-faced (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I could have sworn it was bold-faced. I guess I learn something new every day, though I had thought......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Unpleasant places (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Seanahan
I remember a camp song I learned from my father called "Happy Sunday School", which is how he learne......
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Discussion Topic  We're boned (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I've been watching Futurama, and though I've seen all of the episodes many times, I've just now noti......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Retromingent (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: Grammar Police as Editors (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
I agree that 3 is ungrammatical, but 7 is grammatical. I might not use it, but I see nothing wrong ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Grammar Police as Editors (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
It isn't grammatical Kalleh, and it just sounds wrong. Of course, those Aussies talk funny sometime......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Baseball Gonfalon (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I thought the same thing Tinman, although the former predates the later by half a century....
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Baseball Gonfalon (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I too find this an awful misuse of the language. I once read a book of politically correct fairy ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Baseball Gonfalon (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nauseous? Nauseated? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
The 3rd isn't anomalous, it is just confusing, because one wonders if the house is building itself a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Nauseous? Nauseated? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
I use the former exclusively in conversation. If someone nauseated me, I would say, "you made/make ......
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Discussion Topic  Irony (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
We all know irony is "the use of words expressing something other than their literal intention". Ho......
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Discussion Topic  A discussion today (in Potpourri) by Seanahan
I was at lunch with my co-workers, and the topic of science came up. I made a comment about how dur......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Basic phrases in several hundred languages (in Links for Linguaphiles) by Seanahan
I can think of some more interesting things one would need to say in every language......
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Discussion Topic  Saul Bellow (in The Written Word) by Seanahan
I was reading ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Wherefore why? (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
dictionary.com has a secondary meaning of wherefore as "therefore". I take the line to mean, "Why d......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Old-fashioned Euphemisms (in Wordplay) by Seanahan
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Discussion Topic  RE: Old-fashioned Euphemisms (in Wordplay) by Seanahan
Kalleh, I've heard "spare the rod and spoil the child" quite a few times, although I can't seem to r......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Similes: Men are like ... (in Wordplay) by Seanahan
A little credit would be nice... : )...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Distaff (or the opposite thereof) (in Questions & Answers about Words) by Seanahan
Yes, in Chicago if you said Distaff, you would get the response "What staff". I'm serious, even if ......
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