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Dec
19
comment Has “utilise” lost its meaning in America?
Good ole Merriam Webster puts it much more simply merriam-webster.com/dictionary/utilise ("British variant of utilize")
Sep
26
comment Will grammar errors become correct after enough people use them for enough time?
Language evolution is good. Don't wanna end up like Latin.
Sep
7
comment What is the correct way to pronounce 'router'?
I know but there is another option called US English (Diacritical) which doesn't use IPA but some other custom symbols (like Merriam Webster)
Sep
5
comment What is the best term to describe a “native English speaker who is an American”?
@Edward Tanguay Don't forget we're talking about English teaching jobs though! :D
Sep
3
comment What is the correct way to pronounce 'router'?
Do you have the "US English (Diacritical)" option?
Sep
2
comment What is the correct way to pronounce 'router'?
kiamlaluno, you're using the IPA version of the NOAD (are you on a Mac by any chance?). The diacritical version, which is also the one found in the NOAD WordWeb add-on, says: "router 1 |ˈroutər| noun a power tool with a shaped cutter, used in carpentry for making grooves for joints, decorative moldings, etc. router 2 |ˈroōtər; ˈroutər| noun a device that forwards data packets to the appropriate parts of a computer network." I have never, however, heard any American call a router(2) "rooter" instead of "rowter."
Aug
28
comment What is the difference between “I forgot” and “I had forgot”?
But have gotten and have got have completely different meanings in American English.
Aug
26
comment Logging in or on?
They're all synonyms.
Aug
23
comment When is it appropriate to use the original pronunciation of a foreign word versus the English pronunciation?
That foreign words do not integrate well with the English language unless they're Englishized.
Aug
22
comment Which is more correct: “Plug-in” or “plugin”?
Nah, I don't think so.
Aug
21
comment What words are commonly mispronounced by literate people who read them before they heard them?
Yeah but French words are really messed up if you don't know French. I mean who would think that rendezvous is pronounced rondeyvoo.