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Discussion Topic  RE: THAT style guide from the other thread (in Potpourri) by arnie
For 7. I can only imagine that he's objecting to "meticulous detail" because "meticulous" is redunda......
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Discussion Topic  RE: THAT style guide from the other thread (in Potpourri) by arnie
No. 6 is that it's not a bear. He is right there, but again a lot of people do talk about koala bear......
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Discussion Topic  RE: THAT style guide from the other thread (in Potpourri) by arnie
5. is the use of "individual" instead of "person". Again, I don't like it much but it is commonly us......
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Discussion Topic  RE: THAT style guide from the other thread (in Potpourri) by arnie
No. 4 must be the use of "gender" instead of "sex". I agree with him to some degree, but modern usag......
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Discussion Topic  RE: THAT style guide from the other thread (in Potpourri) by arnie
No. 3 couldn't be because an epidemic only applies to humans in his view, could it? The -demic part ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: THAT style guide from the other thread (in Potpourri) by arnie
Presumably he dislikes "celibate" in No 2 on the grounds that it means "unmarried". However, again a......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Discuss (in The Written Word) by arnie
I'm with Bob on the change of meaning. I wonder if the editors were trying to give the article some ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Sound-effect-as-word (in Potpourri) by arnie
In case you're confused, like I was, by mention of "Old Harry's Game", see the ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The "perfect" word (in Questions & Answers about Words) by arnie
Probably not my 'perfect' word, but I rather like ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Send 'em back (in Questions & Answers about Words) by arnie
Extradition is the sending of someone to another country to stand trial in that other country. Som......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Headline (in The Written Word) by arnie
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Discussion Topic  How to use a semicolon (in Links for Linguaphiles) by arnie
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Discussion Topic  RE: Headline (in The Written Word) by arnie
Wow! That could peobably win a prize for an archetypal ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: When is a cliche not a cliche? (in The Written Word) by arnie
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Discussion Topic  RE: Theme: Unexpected Meanings in "Little Women" (in The Vocabulary Forum) by arnie
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Discussion Topic  RE: What's in a Name -- Aptronyms (in Links for Linguaphiles) by arnie
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Discussion Topic  RE: Theme: Unexpected Meanings in "Little Women" (in The Vocabulary Forum) by arnie
That's right. The noun and the adjective are words with differing etymologies: ......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Inventions (in Potpourri) by arnie
I agree with pretty well all of Bob's last post. I've read most of his books and enjoyed them all. I......
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Discussion Topic  RE: close eye (in Questions & Answers about Words) by arnie
Rather like the way the boundary between idiom and cliche is blurred, the boundary between idiom and......
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