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by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:04 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Heartattacronyms
Replies: 6
Views: 3572

Heartattacronyms

"However, while we are on this topic, it seems appropriate to note that the colloquial descriptor for our Fearless Leader, Dubya ..."
I thought we were ruled from Europe now, Erik - or are you one of those Agency translators?
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Not Authorized
Replies: 16
Views: 5670

Not Authorized

Dateline Washington, July 16, 2007: Unnamed Sources Overwhelmingly Reject Potty Training Plan to Stem Leaks
Isn't Dolores Umbridge the source?
by Edwin Ashworth
Fri Jul 20, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: people vs persons
Replies: 13
Views: 4124

people vs persons

Amend to that.
by Edwin Ashworth
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:14 am
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: bad math
Replies: 22
Views: 6734

bad math

I thought they'd swallow anything.
by Edwin Ashworth
Thu Jul 19, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: people vs persons
Replies: 13
Views: 4124

people vs persons

"What the Persons Say", "Persons Who Need Persons" and "Little Purple Persons Eater" just wouldn't have the same ring to them.
by Edwin Ashworth
Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chatspeak stole my internet!
Replies: 50
Views: 13164

Chatspeak stole my internet!

James' skill with French Polish is legendary.
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: bad math
Replies: 22
Views: 6734

bad math

It'll probably take over the parts NOT spurned by purple loosestrife, kudzu, tree of heaven and mile-a-minute vine too, Jim.
Actually, I've met mile-a-minute vine. It's not threatened.
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:21 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name
Replies: 129
Views: 62172

Re: aptronym / aptonym / euonym / charactonym / label name

Mrs Malaprop was aptly named when you think about it. Then there were Gummo, Zeppo ...
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Addicts' Corner
Topic: bad math
Replies: 22
Views: 6734

bad math

Will drivers under 21 have to stick with gasoline? (Sorry, petrol.) Bioethanol from sugar, and biodiesel from oilseed rape and a wonder-plant which "will grow where no other useful plant will", Jatropha curcas, may be a better proposition, but as usual the altruism in the schemes needs careful scrut...
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: people vs persons
Replies: 13
Views: 4124

people vs persons

Wicked sign-writers! The Grammar Police are obviously out to arraign person or people unknown.
Though I agree it's good to be a people person.
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Chatspeak stole my internet!
Replies: 50
Views: 13164

Chatspeak stole my internet!

It will soon be non-PC to omit the l33t versions from public notices. How that will work in Urdu, ICI.
by Edwin Ashworth
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Not Authorized
Replies: 16
Views: 5670

Not Authorized

Sounds like a Dirty Tricks campaign from Culvert Ops.
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:31 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Not Authorized
Replies: 16
Views: 5670

Not Authorized

The solution is clear.
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The hottest places in hell . . .
Replies: 26
Views: 21396

The hottest places in hell . . .

There's a statement in Psalm 85:10 about punitive judgment and mercy "kissing" - we do often see them as being mutually contradictory, never meeting. There is an interesting article developing this further at http://www.ninetyandnine.com/Archives/20020603/cover.htm . I've been gradually convinced th...
by Edwin Ashworth
Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: yes and no
Replies: 12
Views: 3740

yes and no

You can't have your baanaanaas and eat them.