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by mamawsandy
Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:34 am
Forum: Grammar
Topic: Ending Sentences with Prepositions
Replies: 34
Views: 45912

just use it

While I was taught the "do not end the sentence with a preposition", I have rethought this (rule?). I find that trying to end the sentence with some other word makes composition awkward. I do think it important to use the proper pronoun if referring to someone. That sometimes lead to usin...
by mamawsandy
Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Suggestion Box
Replies: 67
Views: 109363

that's it

Well, now folks, if you didn't just shoot me some critical remarks, however covered with humor, I don't know what a pot-shot is. If you had wanted to, you could have been sympathic, kind, pointing out another way etc. Instead, you chose to be critical and put me down. Well, dears, I won't be put do...
by mamawsandy
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Suggestion Box
Replies: 67
Views: 109363

a serious reply

Last time I wanted a spell checker here, I got booed. I can always go to mine on my msn site, but it is too long a break in my thoughts to have to check one word. I don't see why we can't have a spell checker here, or would that insult those who's area of experitise is spelling. Not all intelligent,...
by mamawsandy
Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: Agora Font Poll
Replies: 19
Views: 32712

fine with this

I am fine with what is. But I can accept any font as long as it is easily readable. It should be a 4 in size cause I have old eyes. And it should be dark enough or light enough for the background it is on.
by mamawsandy
Fri Apr 14, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: How do YOU say "sauna"?
Replies: 36
Views: 47011

Soft Southern sounds

Ranger, I blush at the kindness you have shown me. You are indeed a young man of wisdom who will one day teach others. Now, for the southern dialect: *** I have never studied the origion of this language. Had too much time tied up in Latin. But, I am gonna make a guess. Since most people had slaves...
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:56 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: How do YOU say "sauna"?
Replies: 36
Views: 47011

and by the way--

If someone wants to have a giant saw-na party, I'm on the invitation list.
Just southern, pals, just southern
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: How do YOU say "sauna"?
Replies: 36
Views: 47011

Goodie

Ranger, I applaud your statements. I have found this site to be obstinately obstinate about their views. This hauteur, in my opinion, smacks of those who are afraid of being wrong. I think we must agree that there is the correct way according to whatever language one is trying to learn, and there ar...
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 133935

Hooray Dude

I don't know what you used to find this pronunciation, but it is correct. We have had some duzzies. I am glad to see that someone can either just pronounce it or find the pronunciation. By the way, did you use some source to find it??? Hummm? And my merit would be that there would be less misspelled...
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 133935

No Takers?

How about some tries on my town-
Etowah?

I would like to see who gets it right.
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yank/Reb test: missing links and suggested addtitions
Replies: 22
Views: 47278

Still Dixie

I scored 57% and an still Dixie. In theory that is, cause if it was on the way I speak, i would be from south Georgia. The only reason I got this score is because I was taught the correct way to speak.
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Warsh?
Replies: 72
Views: 133935

Another lefty

:P When I tell my husband to turn right, and I point with my hand, he always asks, "Which right?" I am left handed and almost totally right brained, and to me what is right is my left. I had troubles with some letters such as b and d in school. Now, as for pronunciation, I want to see who...
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:50 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: May I or Can I
Replies: 13
Views: 17563

Spelling

Sorry about the misspelling and bad typing. I meant to click preview and correct, but clicked submit instead. Sure with there was a handy spell checker on this site. I have one, but it won't check this message.
by mamawsandy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: May I or Can I
Replies: 13
Views: 17563

Americans fail in usage

:roll: I do believe that the reason so many Americals, or other people in this country, use the words incorrectly is because they did not learn the correct usage in school I read here that we should not be so fussy and should allow freedom in usage, But when it is glaringly apparent that the wrong ...
by mamawsandy
Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: DISCOMBOBULATE
Replies: 3
Views: 2545

Interesting how wee folk use this

I have heard this word used by people in our area who have never seen a dictionary. It is strange how they just pick it up and use it. I think the sound of it attracts them. I knew the meaning and I liked the sound, but I could not spell it for my life. I stay (whatever it is.) :)
by mamawsandy
Wed Apr 12, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: May I or Can I
Replies: 13
Views: 17563

Which or what

have already offered my 2 cents to this, but I will say that there are some very good replies since I wrote mine. I am German on my dad's side and Scots/Irish on my mom's side. That must be why I am so careful with what I use. Or, it could be that I am just an English teacher (retired) and very cons...

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