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Offline Nadir

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Re: Spelling Challenge
« Reply #105 on: April 11, 2019, 05:42:11 PM »
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  • It might help to know the derivation: from Latin, 3rd person singular of the word "to hold", i.e. Tenet - he holds.

    By the way this post got thumbs up from me.

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    Re: Spelling Challenge
    « Reply #106 on: April 11, 2019, 09:50:12 PM »
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  • Truly thou art tenacious ;)
    Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris
    Qui non est alius
    Qui pugnet pro nobis
    Nisi  tu Deus noster


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    Re: Spelling Challenge
    « Reply #107 on: December 13, 2019, 01:23:32 AM »
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  • I've been a bit slack lately.

    Here's a common error:

    Anti-semetic political thought crime division in NYPD

    Think of the noun 'semite', then make it the adjective: semitic.

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    Re: Spelling Challenge
    « Reply #108 on: December 13, 2019, 01:48:53 AM »
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  • This is from Anonymous who recommends improving skills to Anonymous.


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    Than he needs to develop the skills and / or education to earn that wage.  No one owes him noanything#, regardless if of he has no kids or a dozen.
    Someone (singular) wants a living wage? Than they he (requires singular pronoun) needs (matching verb for singular pronoun) to figure out how much they he needs to earn and then do what they he have has to do to develop the skills and knowledge to earn it.  
    It is no one else’s responsibility to take care of you...or your family.
    The confounding of then and than:
    Than is used in comparisons as a conjunction, as in "she is younger than I am," and as a preposition, "he is taller than me."
    Then indicates time. It is used as an adverb, "I lived in Idaho then," noun, "we'll have to wait until then," and adjective, "the then governor."

    # A double negative makes for a positive.

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    Re: Spelling Challenge
    « Reply #109 on: December 13, 2019, 09:03:56 AM »
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  • Doubleplusgood  ;)
    Da pacem Domine in diebus nostris
    Qui non est alius
    Qui pugnet pro nobis
    Nisi  tu Deus noster


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    Re: Spelling Challenge
    « Reply #110 on: February 04, 2020, 02:19:56 AM »
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    ...pretenses from a bad shepard, versus an individual believing they were healed of terminal ailments (via a bad shepard

    shep·herd
      (shĕp′ərd)
    n.
    1. One who herds, guards, and tends sheep.
    2. One who cares for and guides a group of people, as a minister or teacher.
    3. A German shepherd.

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    [Middle English shepherde, from Old English scēaphierde : scēapsheep + hierdeherdsman.]

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    Re: Spelling Challenge
    « Reply #111 on: August 01, 2020, 04:31:40 AM »
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  • So as not to derail the "Bishup (sic) Pfeiffer's Santeria Warlock" thread I am reviving this one:

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    This forum has archived rheems reams of information about strange and occult behavior of Father's sidekick.

    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/ream


     

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