Wilson - you made me go back and check my post to be sure that I had my your and you're correct. I think I passed. Whew!
Likewise, "publicly" is the preferred spelling in Webster's New World; I have also found some dictionaries that allow your use of "publically."
Have fun grading the its/it's at Emory!!
P.S. Fish80: Emory's Carlos Museum had an exhibit of the treasures from Ur.
apparently dates from the twelfth century (scroll to last comment) - so it's an old word.
Ur is the city where Abraham was born.
Sorry to threadjack the established grammar threadjack, but on the subject of earthquakes, I have been in so many that I remember at one time being mostly annoyed because I was trying to write a letter and it made it hard to write!
I lived in Japan for almost three years. They have tons of quakes. Only two of them scared me severely. In one, I was on a platform at a train station. The plaster from the overhang was falling down like a gentle snowfall as the platform moved what seemed to be 3 feet in one direction, then back again. Finally, a sign about 10 feet wide by 6 feet tall and about 9 inches thick came off its moorings and crashed down onto the platform, sending up the plaster in tidal waves on all sides. Shortly thereafter, the shaking stopped. It was deathly silent for what seemed an eternity.
On another occasion, I was working in the nursery at a hospital in Tokyo, in a room easily 20 feet tall, located on about the 14th floor of a big building. One entire wall was nothing but plate glass windows. When the quake began, all I could see in my mind's eye was the glass raining down on the newborn babies in their bassinets. I pushed as many as possible together and then draped my body over them to the best of my ability and waited for the shards. The windows made lots of noise, but held up, and the shaking eventually stopped.
Almost forgot, thanks to everyone for the thoughts!
This thread is just asking for a throatyquake.
We were rockin' and rollin' here too! Nothing broken or damaged, and all is well.
...sure has scared those folks coming into town on Friday though!
I'm glad everyone is okay. How about you DukeMomLA?
I suppose I stand corrected on "cannot," but I have had multiple English instructors over the years tell me to avoid it like the plague. At the very least, it's an either/or kind of situation.
But "your" never right when you compose sentences like this.
(/hijack) Supposedly people could feel the quake in San Diego, and as far away as Vegas... crazy stuff. While we're in Nevada, have those quakes in Reno from earlier this year stopped? I'm wondering if those could be related, but since I know nothing about seismology and geology, that could be a really stupid question.
Here's a very helpful website that I go to whenever I feel a quake/tremor. It may have an answer on the activity in Reno. That said, I suspect that there would be little to no connection, since the faults are very far apart from each other.
I'm listening to an investor call, and the CEO just said " . . .this remains a top priority for myself as well as the rest of the management team . . ."
I'm a numbers guy, but it seems better to say ". . . a top priority for me". Was his use of "myself" incorrect?
Appreciate ur thoughts, wherever ur at.
My sister-in-law lives in LA and reported that she didn't have any damage to her place. She did note the amusing comments in the LA Times.com story on the quake. People wrote things like, "I felt it as I woke up"... or "it shook me out of bed." Keep in mind it happened at 11:42 a.m.