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Topic: A or AN for hotel
Posted: Wednesday, June 07, 2017 4:58:13 PM
I, too, would say 'a hotel'.
Unlike the word hour, for instance, the H in hotel is not silent... well, as far as I can hear anyway.
Topic: What ar the various kinds of lamp name, such as Fluorescent lamps?
Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 4:28:48 PM






Aladdin's Lamp. Worked for some.
Topic: The most TABOO word in the English language?
Posted: Monday, June 05, 2017 4:08:33 PM
Personally I like bollocks. Good ould round word, so it is.

By the way Twat is also a four-letter word that ends with a T - but apparently, it has less impact that cunt. Is that to do with the "T" versus "C" sound, I wonder?

I find interesting how we take up the vocabulary of these very body parts that many of us keep under cover for a great part of the day, to use as insults. I don't know if that's true, but the use of cunt as an insult word is supposed to be relatively recent. As noted in one encyclopedia, the first recorded insulting applications of prick, cunt, twat and tit are 1928, 1929, 1929, 1947 respectively. Think
Topic: It is a beautiful thing?
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 7:53:22 PM
Thanks, leonAzul. That's good to know.
Topic: actually
Posted: Friday, June 02, 2017 7:48:18 PM
Actually I've noticed this as well. Two, three times maybe. Actually I was wondering if it was something to do with their native language, like a literal translation of something. It could have been. But maybe I was wrong; maybe it is just a filler word like you say.
But like to be honest, I don't hear it as much as "like", you know like, when you say like..., it's like... - but it's not like. But to be honest sometimes I do it too, I can't help myself, know what I mean like? But like it's difficult to get rid of it like. To be honest. Now I'm edging my way towards "basically". Basically, it pops out when I try to explain or clarify something.
Topic: It is a beautiful thing?
Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 6:15:23 PM
So I see our crime scene cleaner is doing well.

I don't know if this "It's a beautiful thing" could be an intertextual reference. It's hard to tell, especially as I don't know this book (or movie?). The two references I'm thinking about are: 1. Nineteen Eighty-Four - "It's a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well." 2. Harvey's slogan (Harvey's is a fast food restaurant chain in Canada)... is this taking place in Canada?

Other than that, maybe it's just like a "happy days" kinda thing.
Topic: Reinforcing lessons
Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2017 5:57:53 PM
"reinforced" means that these facts made the lesson(s) even more compelling / more effective / more resonant /more potent (adding potency), etc.
Topic: What does this sentence mean?
Posted: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 6:08:11 PM
Maybe she said to him "I love you" or "I miss you" - and he replied, "I know you do"...well unless she said "I really hate you for that", in which case he would also reply "I know you do".

who knows...
Topic: wording
Posted: Monday, May 29, 2017 6:37:29 PM
Hi DOOM,

Wording can be used in the plural form.
I guess in the same way we can say "I drink coffee" as well as "I ordered two coffees" (i.e. seen as units).

Alternatively: sentences, phrases, expressions, etc - depending on what you were referring to back then.
Topic: How to call a doctor specialist in "internal medicine and cardiology" with a single word?
Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017 7:20:31 PM
Hi Ameeta, you don't sound silly at all, on the contrary. There is often confusion over when to use capital letters. This may be due to various factors such as varying or conflicting styles, different contexts, etc.

Generally speaking (again, this may not be always the case), it is capitalized when used as part of a title or formal title, but probably not when referring to internal medicine in general.

If you like, have a look at The Brigham Intensive Review of Internal Medicine (available on Google Books). There are examples illustrating the usage of the term.

On p.xxi or p.xxiv, it's used as part of formal titles, e.g.:

Adam X, MD
General Internal Medicine & Primary Care Division

On p.445, internal medicine is discussed in general terms:

"As with all studies, a collaborative approach between the radiologist and the internal medicine physician often results in the more clinically helpful interpretation."

A cooperator, note the term "internal medicine physician" in the above example. As everyone above suggested, there is probably no single word that encompasses both the title of an internal medicine physician and that of a cardiologist. (he might be Dr X, Consultant in Internal Medicine and Cardiology; or Dr X, Senior Resident in Internal Medicine and Cardiology?) Cardiology, if I understand correctly, is a subspecialty (or branch) of internal medicine.

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