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  • If one asks a professional linguist why he doesn't say things like "He don't" or spell pursuant "persuant," the reply is likely to be, "` He don't 'is not part of my speech pattern," and "I simply do not spell pursuant that way."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XIX No 4

  • To put shipped/shipping together with worshiped/worshiping is confusing because of the stressed/unstressed syllable rule in American English, but one must contend with the fact that many Americans are poor spellers, which accounts for the persistence of the local television cable company in spelling pursuant as "persuant" and their incredible reply to a note that they must do so at the behest of the Federal Communications Commission.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XX No 1

  • Investigators revealed that they had recently discovered $80,000 in new, hundred dollar bills in the safe-deposit box of two other suspects, who had been living in Montclair, N.J. "There is little need here for speculation as to what will happen if the defendants are permitted to walk out of the court persuant to a release order," Assistant U.S.

    'Juan Lazaro,' Russian Spy Suspect, Confessed To Working For Russia's Intelligence Service, Prosecutors Say

  • What the resolution did do was authorize the president to take military action, persuant to a UN resolution, should Saddam Hussein not cooperate with the weapon inspectors.

    Bill: Reporters Who Dwell On Racial Dust-Ups Are "Determined To Take Election Away" From The People

  • Judge Bates declared the actions of all the defendants as within the scope of their duties and, therefore, under the federal statute protecting federal employees from liability for their actions persuant to their legitimate jobs, that no crime had taken place.

    Stonewalling Plame

  • This week, persuant to Congressional committee subpoenas for documents with which to investigate various White House scandals, Bush upped the Constitutional crisis.

    Do You Get It NOW?

  • Here's a question, persuant to the post about the Bears etc.

    UAVs for Arctic surveillance?

  • Williams told reporters the auditor general submitted a report persuant to section 151 of the Auditor General Act.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Reminds me a little of Wallace's (Infinite Jest) subplot where the PGOAT (prettiest girl of all time) becomes a member of HID (the hideously and improbably deformed) and wears their veil persuant to a "low PH" accident in her father's lab.

    Sans Constraints: What Demented Novel Would I Write?

  • The Gonzales/Bybee/OLC memo concludes that under the circumstances of the current war against Al Qaeda and its allies, application of Section 2340A [a federal ban on torture] to interrogations undertaken persuant to the President's-Commander-in-Chief powers may be unconstitutional.



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