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Ton´ite
n. 1. An explosive compound; a preparation of gun cotton.


to·night

adv.
On or during the present or coming night.
n.
This night or the night of this day.


I'm going to turn into one of those people who corrects people saying "less" when they mean "fewer". I can tell.

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luvrhino
Oct. 17th, 2006 06:13 pm (UTC)
Do you boycott Express Lanes even when you have "10 or Fewer Items"...?
In case you haven't yet read David Foster Wallace's Consider the Lobster, you (and all your fans) should go ahead read this "book review" of Garner's Dictionary of Modern American Usage available online here:

http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/DFW_present_tense.html

Go ahead and skip the section near the top that begins with "Save up to 50% — (and More)!" which was extracted from the title page. The essay itself starts in the following section. Fortuitously, the web-version contains clickable footnotes, which is essential for a DFW piece.

It's very educational. For example, it taught me how "suppurate" is pronounced, which gave me a greater appreciation for life on earth.

Love,
<a href="http://www.goats.com/archive/020906.html>The Exalted Poobah of Pedantry</a>
maddening
Oct. 17th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Do you boycott Express Lanes even when you have "10 or Fewer Items"...?
I was thinking of Avril Incandenza as I wrote that. Her grammar society (can't remember the name right now) came to mind.

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