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by dalehileman
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: What is this trend?
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

What is this trend?

But otherwise she gets so little recognition for her herculean efforts on our behalf. Alas, I cannot now accord this deserved accolade without first reading the entire thread to determine unequivocally whether any of its posters are newcomers Alas, how all the rules, protocol, admonitions, conventio...
by dalehileman
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:38 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: What is this trend?
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

What is this trend?

russ, well put. I'm sure it's exactly what Laverne had meant
by dalehileman
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Heavy snowfall
Replies: 13
Views: 5971

Heavy snowfall

russ, as a matter of fact human activity is sometimes blamed, while I suppose an earth tremor might do it also. However, analyzing the phenomenon itself somewhat dampens the drift of the thread

...like when one feels driven to explain a joke

Puns (2) intended; forgive
by dalehileman
Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: What is this trend?
Replies: 11
Views: 3665

What is this trend?

Good q. (1) When I asked Laverne, who is much smarter than I, she replied, "It's just two words that seem to go together" (2) To minimize keystrokes. In sexual intercourse, naturally, one may wish to prolong the experience. However... ...you will soon achieve 1500 posts, and if you could have avoide...
by dalehileman
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:53 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Heavy snowfall
Replies: 13
Views: 5971

Heavy snowfall

Wiz thanks for your support, I was beginning to wonder whether in my 78th year I might be losing it
by dalehileman
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Conversational Noises
Replies: 20
Views: 14932

Conversational Noises

Tony, a suggested means or approach

pg: Yes I know about that service but if it occupies only a single line, why bother
by dalehileman
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Heavy snowfall
Replies: 13
Views: 5971

Heavy snowfall

No, not it
by dalehileman
Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Conversational Noises
Replies: 20
Views: 14932

Conversational Noises

Joe you've probably been there already, but if not you might try something like this

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=ts ... gle+Search

Apparently it all fits on one line but if not my abject apologies
by dalehileman
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: Heavy snowfall
Replies: 13
Views: 5971

Heavy snowfall

Front page, Jan 27 Victorville, CA Press Dispatch: Avalanches typically follow heavy snowfall "...anytime there is just too much snow"--National Weather Service When I showed it to Laverne, who is much smarter than I, she had no reaction whatever, leaving me to wonder whether I might possess some so...
by dalehileman
Sat Jan 26, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: He may have been waiting
Replies: 11
Views: 5464

He may have been waiting

...though "could well have" is a bit snooty

"might have" is another colloqual you might consider
by dalehileman
Fri Jan 25, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: He may have been waiting
Replies: 11
Views: 5464

He may have been waiting

By 5 o'clock tomorrow, he may have arrived here. Laverne, who is much smarter than I, says it's awkward, that colloqually it s/b "He may have arrived by...," while the "here" seems unnecessary unless there are a number of alternate destinations at which he might instead arrive He may have been waiti...
by dalehileman
Wed Jan 16, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Usage and Writing
Topic: They should be independent
Replies: 10
Views: 3303

They should be independent

"should be" is surely the colloquial, but the other guys will give you insight into the technical aspects
by dalehileman
Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:08 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: Caban
Replies: 4
Views: 3030

Caban

Hunt: If all else fails you might try a technique something like this

http://tinyurl.com/3xgqnv
by dalehileman
Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: inch and foot
Replies: 5
Views: 2784

inch and foot

Don't know about inch but have heard that foot was the length of some king's extremity. Otherwise,

http://tinyurl.com/37wu3o
by dalehileman
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Oh, and have you read...?
Topic: Thank you, J.K. Rowling.
Replies: 16
Views: 16514

Thank you, J.K. Rowling.

Shelly: Although I haven't read any of her works, as one of the Leftpond's most resoundingly unpublished writers I have nonetheless nominated JK as one of my heroes. If you're interested in who are my others, tho I admittedly don't know why you should be, I am dalehileman@verizon.net