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Comment: seling something (Score 1) 667

by bigdavex (#49264941) Attached to: Why There Is No Such Thing as 'Proper English'

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Mr. Kamm is an editorial writer and columnist for the Times of London. His latest book is âoeAccidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage.â
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Nevertheless, the author has also thought up some rules that he thinks will help you write clearly and would like to sell them to you.

Comment: torn (Score 1) 172

by bigdavex (#49261587) Attached to: Lawsuit Over Quarter Horse's Clone May Redefine Animal Breeding

Scientifically, I agree the clone should qualify.

But how is this an issue for the courts? Why should there be a legal definition of a certified quarter horse?

I just think if a dorky organization wants to certify horses that exclude clones, they should be able to until such time as it comes becomes bankrupt.

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