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Where did they go?

Has anyone else noticed that you don’t have to type in “www” before entering a website address anymore?  You don’t have to type in “.com” either.  In fact, you don’t even have to type in the website’s name accurately.  I’m serious.  Check it out.  Go (preferably after having finished reading this post) up to the top of your screen in the web address window thingy (or whatever it’s called), type in the first couple letters approximately representing the site you want to go to, and BAM, there you are, your internet browser provides the rest.  Yeah, it’s kind of freaking me out. Continue reading

Past tense of “sneak”

What is the past tense of “sneak”?  If you’re like me, your initial reaction is “snuck,” right?  But I make a lot of these decisions quickly, and based on my inner ear.  What sounds right?  What sounds familiar?  I grew up mostly in America, mostly among native English speakers, and mostly among American English speakers.  History was not my best subject, but I know we didn’t invent the language.  It’s not called “American,” after all (though I know some that would probably argue for a change there). Continue reading