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Even when there's more than one, there's only one

There’s only one aircraft. Even if you’re talking about more than one plane, there’s only aircraft — it’s both a singular and plural noun. You’d think a writer for Yahoo! travel would know that:


Making the media fit the forum: When tools are more important than text

It never ceases to amaze me how human beings can overcome deeply personal or physical disabilities to function just as well, and often times much better, than their co-called “normal” peers. 725 more words


Dear Googlers 5: Other Letters to Other People I've Never Met (Probably)

Dear Googlers Who Found My Blog Using the Search Terms “a poem for a drunken jerk” and “forgotten fake poet”:

Welcome!  I am an unknown fake poet, so if I’m remembered at all, I will be soon forgotten.   608 more words


"We are moving next Sunday." What does this sentence mean? Why use "moving" here?

Question details:

They are not doing this while they are speaking, so I think this should use future tense. I would use “will move” instead of using “moving.” 377 more words


Is this the standard of message everyone gets on online dating sites?

Well it is a very grey and wet day, the sort of day that makes you glad that you have milk and bread in the house so don’t need to go out. 435 more words

Bridget Jones

The Creole Continuum

Some creoles exist separated from their lexifier languages. That is the case for the French creoles (patois) of the Eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica and St. 332 more words