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by dante
Mon Nov 19, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: balkanization
Replies: 38
Views: 28166

Re: balkanization

.. dante please understand that I am trying to make the point that from the outside, safe within my own cultural boundaries, I can make all kinds of observations and judgements about other countries .. I understand WoZ, that's a fair position. The comment from Guardian is on the opposite end from w...
by dante
Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: balkanization
Replies: 38
Views: 28166

Re: balkanization

WoZ I believe that your initial observation about the people on the Balkans being stupid maniacs was quite close to the truth. These are backwards societies where abominable people are thriving. west2202 But, as there is no proof of premeditation regarding those crimes, there is no reasons to brand ...
by dante
Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:17 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: balkanization
Replies: 38
Views: 28166

Re: balkanization

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/16/war-crimes-convictions-croat-generals-overturned Gotovina's defence lawyer, Greg Kehoe, said the appeal verdict demonstrated that Croatia's Operation Storm in 1995 to regain control over the last Serb-run enclaves on its territory had been entirely legitim...
by dante
Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:58 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: want
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: want

Hi Digitalen, Nice question. As far as I can tell as a non-native speaker of English there isn't any difference between the two. Interesting, in the case of the verb "want" the -ing catenative complement receives non-progressive interpretation in non-affirmative contexts. The corresponding declarati...
by dante
Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Remain
Replies: 1
Views: 1094

Re: Remain

Hi, Steven, - The answer of the English book is c. But why don't we use d? Is it because we must use adjectives after "remain"? No. It doesn't need to be an adjective but it can't be an adverb, and that is one of the main properties distinguishing these two word classes. One of the central propertie...
by dante
Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: illogical unpredictability
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Re: illogical unpredictability

Here's a quote from The American Heritage Dictionary http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=xb6ie6PqYhwC&pg=PA446&lpg=PA446&dq=The+prefix+sub-+can+be+traced+back+to+the+Latin+preposition+sub,+meaning+%22under.%22+Some+words+beginning+with+sub-+that+came+into+English+from+Latin+include+submerge,+suburb,+...
by dante
Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: illogical unpredictability
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

Re: illogical unpredictability

We've had two pretty strong earthquakes here, two nights in a row, at the same time and with the earthquake's epicenter at the same location. It struck me as odd that newspapers reported that the epicenters were ON the nearby mountain. I've always thought of the word "epicenter" as an original locat...
by dante
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:32 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: illogical unpredictability
Replies: 5
Views: 6722

illogical unpredictability

The way prefixes are used to form the opposite meaning of adjectives or other words is one area of English where accurate generalizations are not possible for most of the prefixes. Today I was unsure whether to use " irresponsive " or " unresponsive " and was surprised to find out that " irresponsiv...
by dante
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: People want stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 4765

People want stuff

Hard times have come for O'Reilley, people want stuff, but can't get anything on their white skin colour. The problem for Bill is in Hispanic people, black people and women (I guess of all colours). http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2012/nov/07/election-2012-bill-oreilly-white-establishment-mino...
by dante
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Spelling trouble
Replies: 0
Views: 4191

Spelling trouble

Hope that Armstrong's spelling is better than Bunny's or else Pulitzer will be turning in his grave http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPUTEMKB ... e=youtu.be
by dante
Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Hashim's photo album
Replies: 12
Views: 11673

Re: Hashim's photo album

The problem is that in the end the information wikileaks revealed didn't do any damage to the politicians who were behind those cases. It was on the contrary in fact, public reaction to their role in the wikileaks affairs obviously gave them a license to prosecute Manning and hunt Assange, who were ...
by dante
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Beats Sherlock
Replies: 5
Views: 5402

Re: Beats Sherlock

I'd say she is into linguistics. You can clearly see on her face the thrill she felt when she discovered the meaning of the verb "hide".
by dante
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: Hashim's photo album
Replies: 12
Views: 11673

Re: Hashim's photo album

The lack of media coverage of this racist incident is striking, especially when compared with the amount of the media attention the racist monkey chanting and the brawl on Serbia-England U21 game, happening only a few days before. The media coverage of the incidents at the game was extraordinary, li...
by dante
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Synecdoche
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Re: Synecdoche

Lakoff & Johnson nicely explain these concepts in their "Metaphors we live by". They consider synecdoche to be a special case of metonymy: Metonymy In the cases of personification that we have looked at we are imputing human qualities to things that are not human—theories, diseases, inflation, etc. ...