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by LukeJavan8
Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yall and yuns
Replies: 29
Views: 41146

Y'all

And to that I will add "it's" when it is a verb. As a teacher I subtracted points when a student used "its" as a verb without the apostrophe. I don't believe we should be 'REDUCING EVERYTHING TO THE LEAST COMMON DENOMINATOR" and if I am guilty of that by desiring loss of dia...
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Languages of the World
Topic: Catalan word (not for the faint-hearted or fatuous!)
Replies: 2
Views: 6855

Catalan

Seen on a T shirt back:
"Stand Back! Fart being prepared".
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Yall and yuns
Replies: 29
Views: 41146

I am not much for writing in dialects either. With all the technology available, dialects should be disappearing - TV, radio, etc. : we can hear each other and speak to each other. This should ultimately eliminate the Boston "drawl", southern stuff, midwestern whatever. I will continue to ...
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 80220

Hello

Hi Beck123
Finally found you. Have been attempting to navigate
this site all day. Have found some interesting
discussions. Will go to your reference above and
find you there. I like this site so far.
Luke
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pheromone
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

[quote="Slava"]Oddly enough, it is well discussed in this week's New Yorker magazine's fiction piece. http://www.newyorker.com/fiction/features/2010/01/25/100125fi_fiction_wilson Ants communicate via pheromones.[/quote] How totally interesting. I have my copy of New Yorker sitting here on ...
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: WOEBEGONE
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Sign up

Thanks so much for your reply. I did not have that page,
and have now bookmarked it. I shall be signing up
for the word of the day immediately.
Luke
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: pheromone
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

Pheromone

I am interested. Hear it used all the time, but
understanding it is something else.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: Good Words for June
Replies: 2
Views: 3298

Run out of words?

Being new to the site, I certainly hope not.
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: plenipotentiary
Replies: 6
Views: 2170

Newbie

of sorts, and trying not to be too much of a pest or to offend anyone. This word, plenipotentiary, was the word of the day on another "word of the day" site I subscribe to, earlier this week. Did it ultimately come from this site? Dumb question, maybe, but I am trying to navigate this site...
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: WOEBEGONE
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Newbie of sorts

And trying to navigate around the site, and this seems to be the only way I can do it. Sorry if it offends anyone. Is this the place to fine a 'word of the day'? Question: is there a word of day mailed us? do we simply come to this thread to find it? is there only one a day, unless someone posts ano...
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: Site News
Topic: We're on Facebook and Twitter
Replies: 17
Views: 21515

Newbie of sorts

I was the 11,260th poster on another word site which just died, they say, because of spam posting. I don't see any here. I am looking for a site to replace the other and this looks like a terrific place. I joined in October but never posted until now, but have been on the site numerous times, lookin...
by LukeJavan8
Tue Jan 26, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 80220

Hello.

Have been a member for awhile: first post. Just to try
out the 'system' and see how this works. Hope to be
around for awhile.

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