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#88465 - 12/03/02 08:29 PM Re: Diving Ducks  
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this too shall pass
BTW, the link problem seems to be with Netscape Navigator..
it works for me in IE.


#88466 - 12/03/02 08:45 PM Re: Navigating career teachers  
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dump Navigator 4.X, and get http://www.mozilla.org.

I would guess that most of us have had similar experiences with teachers; those who would give up on a good word fight wouldn't be interested in what we do here! mine was transparent-translucent-opaque. She was convinced that translucent was clearer than transparent, or some such thing.



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#88467 - 12/03/02 08:51 PM Re: Diving Ducks  
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>which is one of those UK/US differences we've talked about before: (book for sale)


Whar?! Are you saying UKns would say "book to sale"? Aargh, that's jes plain ugly!


#88468 - 12/03/02 08:54 PM Re: Diving Ducks  
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Hey, hey! I say book for sale.


#88469 - 12/03/02 08:57 PM Re: Diving Ducks  
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Hey, hey! I say book for sale.


That's what I figured. I ain't never heard no Prisoner of Muvver England say "to sale" neither. Yrch!


#88470 - 12/03/02 10:44 PM Re: Book to sale  
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Book to sale

Would this have any relation to "apartment to let"...?

BTW, I've always heard and said "book for sale".


#88471 - 12/03/02 10:48 PM Re: Dabbling Ducks  
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No problem opening any link.

And now I know what a dabbling duck is. Oh, joy! The lifelong learning offered here for us word dabblers.




#88472 - 12/03/02 10:55 PM Re: Dabbling Ducks  
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Dear WW: Somehow you reminded me of Eeyore complaining out the others being inconsiderate
in trampling on the nettles, which made them less appetising to him. Some word dabblers
muddy up words in a way that impairs my enjoymente for them.


#88473 - 12/04/02 01:41 AM Re: Book to sale  
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I've never heard book to sale before and quite frankly never want to again.

In reply to:

Would this have any relation to "apartment to let"...?


No. Let here is a verb. To let, meaning to rent out. The equivalent would be book to sell.

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