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I live in Lymington, Hampshire, and work in the Law Courts, which may have made my English slightly pedantic. I realize that Americans and other ex-colonials labour under a disadvantage, and regard it as an holy duty to assist them in speaking (and thinking) clearly.

"I don't have my references with me as I write, chiefly because you look so damn silly hauling a bookcase into a pub." Flann O'Brien, Irish Times column.


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reviewed Close What is the definition of plain cereal? What is the definition of plain wheat germ?
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comment Email of replay to some one ask about me
Glad to hear you're a lecturer. Do you have a question?
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reviewed Leave Closed Can the verb 'judge' collocate with 'of'?
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reviewed Leave Closed “Karma is a bitch”
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comment Alternatives for words with negative connotations?
If you told us what the '3 words' are that would be a start, but I think you would be better asking a new question (properly typed) on English Language Learners
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reviewed Looks OK An exact word for the opposite of academic progress?
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reviewed Looks OK What should be the proper reply for thanks?
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comment A word for “hard and diligent work under sleepy-eyed conditions”?
Is this actually a meaningful concept? Someone who deliberately misses sleep is not providing peak performance at work (though he may think he is) and so cannot really be said to be giving 'full interest and consciousness'.
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answered Word for substances which help you escape your problems
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reviewed Close a definition of the phrase “ On both accounts”
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reviewed Leave Open A way to describe/categorize music that would rhyme/alliterate with each day of the week
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reviewed Close The End of a Watch (Opposite of the verb Watch)
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reviewed Leave Open Grenade or Granade
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reviewed Leave Open Is “banana” the shortest overlap word?
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reviewed Close What is subrogation?
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reviewed Close What do you mean by the phrase David vs. Goliath?
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reviewed Close What's the word for a tiny sharp piece of wood under your skin?
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reviewed Close What does “Essential Travels” mean?
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reviewed Close Is there a word for people who emit positive vibes and negative vibes?