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by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Not Authorized
Replies: 16
Views: 8450

Not Authorized

Otherwise it would be riddled with corruption.
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: english (with a lower case e and no question mark)
Replies: 36
Views: 14123

english (with a lower case e and no question mark)

Skill at english is the sign of a misspent youth.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "taller than I"
Replies: 17
Views: 6907

"taller than I"

You know him too, Jim!

Oh, and thanks for the fine research, Ken - it's useful to be able to have a convincing argument when defending oneself against the Grammar Police Old Guard.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sat Jun 30, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 6063

cosmology

Of course, he could have suggested to the management that the faster they delivered letters, the more mass they would have, so the more they could charge. Relatively speaking.
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "taller than I"
Replies: 17
Views: 6907

"taller than I"

His feet are larger than her.
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Announcing news before it happens
Replies: 22
Views: 6256

Announcing news before it happens

They never contain anything really useful like tomorrow's racing results.
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: english (with a lower case e and no question mark)
Replies: 36
Views: 14123

english (with a lower case e and no question mark)

It's usual to polish a cricket ball.
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: cosmology
Replies: 18
Views: 6063

cosmology

I wonder how Einstein would have handled a postal strike?
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: Irish Moose
Replies: 42
Views: 12308

Irish Moose

We've paid deerly.
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:50 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: "taller than I"
Replies: 17
Views: 6907

"taller than I"

It struck me the other day (I was slow to duck) that as it is considered correct to say, for instance, "He is taller than I (am) (tall)" (rather than "He is taller than me"), why do we avoid, "His feet are smaller than my."
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: ballies
Replies: 11
Views: 4605

ballies

Yorkshore's about right at the moment, Tony.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: No, wait. Don't tell me
Topic: This could be the worst joke ever told.
Replies: 15
Views: 5599

This could be the worst joke ever told.

Pigeon racing is extremely dangerous for the jockeys.
I'm going to stick to flying a kite.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Lexicographers never sleep
Replies: 4
Views: 2778

Lexicographers never sleep

I don't think it's a mere coincidence that increased carbon footprints have heralded the disappearance of mirbane.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Appearing to be conspirators when not conspirators
Replies: 9
Views: 4475

Appearing to be conspirators when not conspirators

It's a vital question in interviews for admission to the Secret Service of Freedonia, Tony. If you fail the interview, you get the job. Reminds me of how new Presidents - sorry, I mean Prime Ministers - are chosen in our wonderful country.
by Edwin Ashworth
Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: "I bags that"
Replies: 38
Views: 35966

"I bags that"

We hates all these baggingses.