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#209750 - 02/24/13 11:50 AM Re: eggcorn [Re: DAVE1]
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Interesting.
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#210899 - 05/13/13 09:25 AM Re: eggcorn [Re: Keira]
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Okay--this is something I've not come across before, and I can see only one thing to do.

Keira--commercial postings,such as your link, are not allowed here.

Normally I would simply delete the link from your (or any) post while leaving the writer's thoughts, but in this case when I tried to Edit, the link didn't show up. So I am going to re-post your writing, then delete your entire original post. If you or anyone has a better solution, please post it here.

Jackie

KEIRA'S POST: A buddy used to quality secondary school entry articles and one of her most favorite was when a author talked of his or her "self of steam".

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#210900 - 05/13/13 09:53 AM Re: eggcorn [Re: sanA]
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(Kiera's link is in his/her signature. You will have to change it in their[sic] profile.)
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#210904 - 05/13/13 11:00 AM Re: eggcorn [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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huh. I saw the link, but I usually don't see signatures.

this software truly is weird, but I guess it's meant to be used 'commercially', and you dasn't fool with mother merchant.

note to J: Anu was notified, and I bet he would have removed this person forthwith. (have they[sic] posted anything worth saving? I'm just askin'..)

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#210905 - 05/13/13 11:14 AM Re: sic distemper peever [Re: tsuwm]
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Why all the sics? Singular (non-gender-specific) they has been in use continuously for about 600 years. Chaucer, Shakespeare, the King James Bible, Austen, et alia have all used it. Nothing new and certainly nothing wrong grammatically.
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#210906 - 05/13/13 12:04 PM Re: sic distemper peever [Re: sanA]
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I was just trying to appease the prescrips... I use it meownself all the time.
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#210907 - 05/13/13 12:23 PM Re: sic distemper peever [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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..and I was just being moronic.

but, this sort of usage does bother me:

"I cannot pretend to be sorry ... that he [Darcy] or that any man should not be estimated beyond their deserts; but with him I believe it does not often happen." [Jane Austen, EA]

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#210908 - 05/13/13 12:24 PM Re: no surrender [Re: Buffalo Shrdlu]
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I was just trying to appease the prescrips...

Yes, I figured, but I did not want the impressionable (young or old) to think this zombie "rule" was correct.

John McIntyre, who is an editor at the Baltimore Sun, has this to say about throwing sops to peeving Cerebuses.
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#210918 - 05/13/13 08:05 PM Re: no surrender [Re: sanA]
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I like. thanks for the link.
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