Alan Perlman's Discussions (230)

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"Tom...I have watched self-appointed grammarians try to oppose language change for 50…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 7, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"Tom, It's a useful distinction.  Thanks for the info. Alan"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 3, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"Natalie & others...English spelling is difficult for many reasons -- the thousan…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 2, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"To Tom and GC...You don't need to know the terminology. but you do need to know whic…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 2, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"I never heard of "initialism," and it's not in the lexicons of linguistic terminolog…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 2, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"Tom, These are only coincidences.  Mostly when you change a letter or letter sequenc…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 2, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"Joan, I will happily answer grammar/usage questions for all A/N folks. Traditionally…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 2, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"Tom, There already is a name for it: lexicography.  Took a grad course in it.  Dicti…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 1, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"Thanks, Joan...I appreciate your loyal readership and kind comments.  Writing or spe…"

Alan Perlman replied Mar 1, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

"Hi, I have 3 linguistics degrees, so I had to comment.  I love to watch language cha…"

Alan Perlman replied Feb 28, 2013 to Web slang

112 Aug 24, 2013
Reply by Natalie A Sera

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