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Old 14th September 2007, 05:36 PM   #331
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Yes, but Carter wasn't involved in any of this, and the subject of my post was his career at Annapolis. You may correct me if I'm wrong, but up until the 'thirties or so, when a cadet graduated from one of our military academies, all he got for his four years' work was an officer's commission. They then began awarding a general "engineering" degree, or "Bachelor of Science" degree, so graduates could pursue post-graduate work at other schools. Unlike other universities, there were no separate engineering degrees such as electrical, mechanical, chemical, etc. The did have separate schools such as "infantry school" and "artillery school", however.

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Off course you are right, I was just playing, all I know about president Carter is his involvement with peanuts affairs... and newclear is not a new greenish ambientalistic real degree... or is it?

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Old 23rd September 2007, 02:29 PM   #332
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Old 23rd September 2007, 05:36 PM   #333
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Default To hyphenate or not, that is the question.

Well, dash it all! I like hyphens (or dashes); although I sometimes use a semi-colon instead. I think London Transport was merely covering its options by promising "More late night buses."

Oh and another rant: "The government have promised..." Excuse me? "The government has promised." Unless you're French, you only have one government.
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Old 23rd September 2007, 05:50 PM   #334
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On these pages, I've seen a lot of our audiophile diyer friends still puzzled on when to use "affect vs. effect".
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Old 23rd September 2007, 05:51 PM   #335
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Oooooh! Letter day! EC agrees with American usage over British! The Earth has fallen out of its Copernican orbit!
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Old 23rd September 2007, 06:01 PM   #336
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The Earth has fallen out of its Copernican orbit!
That's enough of that heliocentric nonsense. (Where American usage?)
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Old 23rd September 2007, 06:19 PM   #337
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I am frequently perplexed by news readers saying something like "the hostages were executed" when they mean "murdered" (only a lawful killing can be an execution, if such a thing exists).

And also, "a man was found hanged in his bedroom" when they mean "hanging". Only in an execution can someone be "hanged". If it's suicide, or accidental, it's "hanging", or "hung".
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Old 23rd September 2007, 06:22 PM   #338
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"Unless you're French, you only have one government." ??
I didn't know we had more than one government...
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Old 23rd September 2007, 07:00 PM   #339
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"Unless you're French, you only have one government." ??
I didn't know we had more than one government...j
Our understanding is that your government is such a loose coalition that you have two governments fighting one another. Of course, I could be wrong, and your government might disagree.

Hanged/hanging: Are you sure being hanged has to be an execution? Can't it be suicide or murder? In which case, finding a man hanged in his bedroom is rather more specific than finding a man hung (possibly knifed to death then hung on a coathook). I'm with you on the hostage murder.
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Old 23rd September 2007, 07:25 PM   #340
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Has diyAudio.com turned into diyPolitics.com?
Anyway, dear EC8010, you should be more cautious. Your remarks could be hurtful...
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