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by sluggo
Sun Jan 31, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Suggestions
Topic: J.D.Salinger
Replies: 4
Views: 10333

Re: J.D.Salinger

LukeJavan8 wrote:I don't know where to put this, but wanted to post it.
So if It is not where it should be, please correct me.

J.D.SALINGER: REST IN PEACE.
OK- it belongs in Res Diversae (miscellaneous). This channel is for site suggestions.
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: BURKE
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

I guess I'm showing my propensity for trivial minutiae; it was apprarently short-lived.

Come to think of it I can't remember anything about the show itself, Mostly I remember the slate ID with the sultry female close-up voice.
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:32 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: rebarbative
Replies: 5
Views: 4040

... and also suggested twice more with still more commentary including here.
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 7:13 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: PALINDROMES
Replies: 22
Views: 15942

A longer classic to chew on: Edna Waterfall Deliver no evil, avid diva I saw die. Render an unsung aria for erotogenic id. O never egg Alec Naif, fairer Edna Waterfall, a nonassimilative volatile reef-dweller - apparelless brag! Natasha I saw die; render an unsung aria. For Edna Waterfall - a liar -...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: The Slang Generation Checkup
Replies: 47
Views: 145089

saparris wrote: the last comma in a series is another.
Oh no! :shock:

Actually I don't think apostrophes are allowed in URLs at all, so we'll never know...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: Professional Grade ... D
Replies: 57
Views: 41454

"Barr's Tool have always placed the customer first..." He obviously wants to say "We at Barr's Tool have...," or, identifying himself with the company, "I have always...," but that isn't what makes it out over the airwaves. But it wouldn't raise an eyebrow in UK English, while the reverse would. "I...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:17 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: The Slang Generation Checkup
Replies: 47
Views: 145089

- and I hope that was properly conveyed as self-mocking irony :)

I agree that pluralizing a single letter is the bugaboo on this question. I just try to avoid having to do that altogether and when I can't I'll go with Ms or even "M"s. (M&Ms?)
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: WELCOME HOME!
Topic: Latin's descendants
Replies: 115
Views: 103578

And pay-ee-per is what you write on with a pen, which, or course, rhymes with pin. I wish I had a dime for every time my Mississippi mother explained to us urchins: "Pin! P-E-N!". She never did use the term "inkpen", which when I finally heard it in Tennessee struck me as woefully redundant :roll: ...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: PALINDROMES
Replies: 22
Views: 15942

No, not at all. I've read these before, and went looking for it. The first few are from memory.
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Slang
Topic: The Slang Generation Checkup
Replies: 47
Views: 145089

The Chicago Manual of Style (at least the edition I have) requires the apostrophe. My old Harbrace Handbook allows a choice of putting it in or leaving it out. If memory serves, in my experience it was Strunk and White that took that stance; I thought CMS abhorred it but I no longer have a copy (si...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Grammar
Topic: Professional Grade ... D
Replies: 57
Views: 41454

Here here! Your absolutely rite, Beck. An its a dam shame, to. Language at it's worst :shock: Somewhere else I already noted, there's a road sign using the local word for you-plural, spelled "ya'al" ...on both sides of the sign. I noticed one particular Whole Foods sign actually read "10 items or fe...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Good Word Suggestions
Topic: twaddle
Replies: 4
Views: 2206

Hear hear! Twaddle is an excellent suggestion for the Good Doctor, as he's graced us with many synonyms thereof. I think of it in conjunction with flummery owing to the character of Ebenezer Scrooge, but it's also been invoked in many of the aforementioned synonyms; do a site search on flimflam, fol...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Good Word Discussion
Topic: BURKE
Replies: 4
Views: 2401

Re: BURKE

He was arrested with accomplices almost by accident, no suspicions having been raised by his seemingly limitless stock and overnight service. Now that is bizarre. Doesn't it seem if revulsion to this practice resulted in a legislation against cadavermonging it could be called "Burke's Law"? You hav...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:49 am
Forum: Res Diversae
Topic: PALINDROMES
Replies: 22
Views: 15942

Of course, simple insertion of proper names must be considered a cheap stretch device-- here's prolly the worst example: Dennis, Nell, Edna, Leon, Nedra, Anita, Rolf, Nora, Alice, Carol, Leo, Jane, Reed, Dena, Dale, Basil, Rae, Penny, Lana, Dave, Denny, Lena, Ida, Bernadette, Ben, Ray, Lila, Nina, J...
by sluggo
Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: The Rebel-Yankee Test
Topic: Do you pronounce the "r" in Mrs.?
Replies: 38
Views: 83058

Seriously, my guess is that it's a parallel construction to my/mine, thy/thine, etc. The "n" sound at the end of pronouns has history in the possessives. Oh, no doubt. And of course "mine/thine" can also be reached via "my one/thy one" as well. But I hear this contraction from my car mechanic all t...

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