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Bill Walsh
Washington Post copy editor and author of Lapsing Into a Comma, The Elephants of Style and Yes, I Could Care Less. (See also .)
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Bill Walsh 2h
OK, I feel better :-). "Murmur," R.E.M. Date redacted.
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Bill Walsh 2h
Guess that means first album? Two different answers for us olds.
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Bill Walsh 6h
Phonetic, like a lot of short forms. Otherwise it's pronounced frig or fryj.
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Bill Walsh 16h
(I'm probably wrong somehow, but the English double negative seems like an entirely different animal.)
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Bill Walsh 16h
I've always had a problem that argument. In French, "ne ... pas" forms a negative. It's quite literally not "not not."
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Bill Walsh 16h
So it would be impossible to replicate that sentence about the denim jacket? That seems hard to believe.
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Bill Walsh 16h
Euphemisms?
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Bill Walsh 16h
You ain't got much if you never use double negatives to your advantage.
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Bill Walsh 18h
Tomorrow: The fatal mistakes you need not avoid.
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Bill Walsh 21h
OK, but you get a mild rap for acting surprised at the ubiquity of the error.
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Bill Walsh 21h
Kids got hit with rulers for saying "Shannon and me went to the mall," so they learned "and me" is always wrong.
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Bill Walsh 22h
But make sure you get the new job first. Otherwise you skew the, well, you know.
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Bill Walsh 24h
In other news, Sherry Vinegar would not be a good stripper name.
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Bill Walsh 24h
Your gas tank should not be one of them, as I learned the hard way.
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Bill Walsh Sep 25
We apparently go without lunch when there's no special, so at least that's frugal.
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Merriam-Webster Sep 25
Fortunately, there's nothing wrong with starting a sentence with 'hopefully'.
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Bill Walsh Sep 25
"Stroke" for "slash" is just British, no? I have no objection to British English in Britain. :-)
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Bill Walsh Sep 25
How should you use commas? Just do the opposite of everything in this sentence.
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Bill Walsh Sep 25
It's French, pronounced "lay meal."
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Bill Walsh Sep 25
"No URL has ever contained a backslash, but I'm just going to assume you meant 'backslash' when you said 'slash.' "
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