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  1. #71

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    Quote Originally Posted by R.O.
    and two spaces after a full stop
    You surely must be drunk :P

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    Saintly No More

    It used to be Saint Valentine's Day.

    He is still commemorated in the name of the St Valentine's Day Massacre, a Mafia event in Chicago in 1929.

    But in present-day usage, he is no longer remembered.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoTommy
    You need to go �Full-Hongkie� when pronouncing SF-Express:

    Es-sy Ef-foo Ex-sy Pres-sy (8 syllables instead of 4)
    That's hardcore man : respect
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    https://www.shearsoneditorial.com/20...-an-adjective/

    https://grammarist.com/usage/concerning/

    Two viewpoints on an issue that has troubled me in recent years.

    My position concerning it should be self-evident.
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  5. #75

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    I became aware of this usage only recently. I think I heard the head of the WHO using it.

    The Grammarist comment is good. It's strange how "new" usages often turn out to be old.

    In the Grammarist's words, I am one of "those inclined against the word" and will "continue avoiding it."

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    In the Grammarist's words, I am one of "those inclined against the word" and will "continue avoiding it."
    That is very concerning.

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