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by tony h
Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: adv position
Replies: 4
Views: 1245

adv position

but as usual they mean different things.
by tony h
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: stat?
Replies: 12
Views: 2882

stat?

fyi you can see stet amongst the following proof marks http://www.angelfire.com/ca/summers/cod ... marks.html
by tony h
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Please Help With A Title
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Please Help With A Title

I didn't realise there were people working in local government :)

If you "train" people you arn't a co-ordinator but a trainer, educator, skill enhancer. It does seem possible that you are trainer in a L&D department.
by tony h
Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: of
Replies: 22
Views: 3911

of

A solid defence by Dave and although technically viable, it is still not I phrasing I would use.

Welcome Faldage
by tony h
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:35 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Please Help With A Title
Replies: 13
Views: 1949

Please Help With A Title

What is L&D?
by tony h
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: adv position
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

adv position

A point of view:
"a lot" seems as though it tends to tittle-tattle or unsubstantial comment;
"much" tends to more serious comment.

eg
1. I have heard a lot about your family
2. I have heard much about your research into artificial spinal columns.

Is it just me?
by tony h
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: of
Replies: 22
Views: 3911

of

James, a small, sneaky but effective solution.
by tony h
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:49 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: of
Replies: 22
Views: 3911

of

It depends on your view of grammer but I would say : I have heard of you; I have heard people speak of you, I have heard mention of you, your name was mentioned to me.
by tony h
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scotch (the verb)
Replies: 18
Views: 4849

scotch (the verb)

The best cuisine was from the Nova Scotia cookbook - the nouvelle cuisine of our Caledonian relatives. Kippered Porridge : bowl of porridge with a kipper on top! I have assumed the Scotch Egg came from the "support" meaning of Scotch (the wheel chock, temporary fence support etc) And that maybe coat...
by tony h
Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: scotch (the verb)
Replies: 18
Views: 4849

scotch (the verb)

The other one that puzzles me is "Scotch Egg". A hard boiled egg covered in sausage meat and coated with breadcrumbs.
by tony h
Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:30 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: many evidence?
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

many evidence?

Ken, I did smile when I wrote it. It is something I have used occasionally but in a very specific way. Using your quote as an example: "First EVIDENCES of the success of the school were exhibited recently ". I would interpret this to mean that the "success" is demonstrable through a number of measur...
by tony h
Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: present perfect
Replies: 5
Views: 1787

present perfect

I have told you once . Now get it sorted. I don't want to have to tell you again.
by tony h
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: many evidence?
Replies: 11
Views: 2219

many evidence?

much better. Or possibly : many different evidences.
by tony h
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: else / or else
Replies: 7
Views: 1751

else / or else

I associate "else" with highbrow speakers and "or else" with the plebians like me.
by tony h
Thu Feb 15, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: responsible
Replies: 27
Views: 3900

responsible

I thought the use of their "Devon reporter" was akin to "their political correspondent" ie their correcpondent that has responsibility, or expertise, for Devon or politics.

Just don't start me on Prime Minister Blair. it is the Prime Minister Mr Blair.