What is with people using the word "sharpened" in this manner (from the Vintage Saws
web page) "more likely is the fact that they probably need sharpened". I see it on
eBay too. I believe it should be "...they probably need TO BE sharpened."
On Wed, 8 Sep 2004 17:01:47 -0400, "Kevin Singleton"
Yup, here in Pennsyltucky we also have "cricks" instead of creeks.
In Philadelphia there are "shtreets" where others have streets.
One of the "shtreets" is spelled Passyunk but is invariably pronounced
Over to Jersey they gots a town spelled Buena, which the locals
pronounce as "Byoona" and I'm told that when folks stop in "Byoona"
and ask where Buena is - people just say, "Never heard of it".
It is often the case that I will ask for Drawings but will be given
This reminds me of the time that I was listening to a Richard Pryor
routine in which the father of a child who was going to leave the
house without permission was told, "Don't nobody said you could go no
This made me think of how such a sentence might be diagrammed...
...and then I passed out.
Thomas J.Watson - Cabinetmaker (ret.)
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
A little off the topic, but I took a survey once on colloqialisms. I
wrote the college professor in charge of it and told him he'd forgotten
a major one.
Where I come from (Kentucky) te word "wash" has a "r" in it :-).
decided to post "Re: sHARPENED" to rec.woodworking:
Irregardless of the lackadaisical sharpened, I've prolly orientated
MYOWNSELF, I mean it's "ALL I KNOW," to saying "WALLA."
PS: even worse, it's proper usage to put the punctuation inside the quote
marks, though they punctuate the sentence and not the quote....
On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 14:20:51 -0700, Larry Blanchard wrote:
Commas and periods go inside the quotation marks. Semicolons and colons go
outside the closing quotation mark. Question marks and exclamation marks
go inside the quote if they apply to the quote; otherwise, outside.
--Warriner's _English Grammar and Composition_
..._Don't_ make me draw my Fowler...
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