LINGUAPHILES & SESQUIPEDALIANS Discussions (75)

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Reading Test ... Which Shouldn't Be Readable But IS!

First it was a spell-checker sample which would drive Microsoft Word crazy and NOW a reading sample which should be incomprehensible, but .…

Started by Loren Miller

8 Jun 15, 2010
Reply by Hartmut Friedrichs

Why Spell Checkers Don't Quite Cut It

AN OWED TO THE SPELLING CHECKER by Jerrold H. Zar I have a spelling checker. It came with my PC. It plane lee marks four my revue Miss st…

Started by Loren Miller

2 May 7, 2010
Reply by Susan Stanko

Words that should exist but do not

I'm a bit too lazy to sort through all of our group's discussions to see whether this exists already, but it's an interesting topic (to me,…

Started by Bill E

83 Apr 19, 2010
Reply by A Former Member

Tom Swifties

Just for fun, I'll veer off into a (much) less serious topic than many posted here: Tom Swifties. Don will probably have some good referenc…

Started by Bill E

6 Apr 2, 2010
Reply by Prog Rock Girl

Latin Translation for "I think therefore God does not exist."

I'm playing around with a few ideas here. I wish I'd taken Latin instead of the four years of Spanish my family convinced me to take. I dig…

Started by Timo Ostrander

9 Mar 31, 2010
Reply by Ian Andreas Miller

Grammar Delineation: Much, Many, A lot of

Hi there. I'm working on an ESL text right now, and I'm trying to suss out some of the more complicated rules behind using the quantifiers…

Started by Timo Ostrander

4 Feb 8, 2010
Reply by Stephen Moore

Advice on "gotten"

Wow! 20 years in the US, and I have never encountered this problem in writing, but today, I did on Facebook. So now I hope to get advice he…

Started by Sylvia

5 Jan 31, 2010
Reply by Sylvia

For those that can not stop misspelling the easiest of words

http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

Started by Anna

31 Jan 25, 2010
Reply by Michael B. Paulk

A Student's Introduction to English Grammar (Huddleston, Pullum)

Let's start by saying that I can read in English pretty well, but I don't know a lot about English grammar. I should also add that I'm inte…

Started by Yannick

1 Jan 24, 2010
Reply by Don

Just for Fun--what english sound slike to foreigners

http://music.todaysbigthing.com/2009/11/03 The song was written in 1971 I believe, and this performance is from 1972l for more info on it…

Started by thedogma

4 Jan 2, 2010
Reply by thedogma

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