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  •  Mr. Coster told me they were the same but that (1+ / 0-)
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    "till" was less formal. Dictionary.com backs him up:

    till 2   (tĭl)  
    prep.  Until.
    conj.  Until.

    [Middle English, from Old English til, from Old Norse.]

    Usage Note: Till and until are generally interchangeable in both writing and speech, though as the first word in a sentence until is usually preferred: Until you get that paper written, don't even think about going to the movies. · Till is actually the older word, with until having been formed by the addition to it of the prefix un-, meaning "up to."

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    -9.0, -8.3 Contact your NY state senator about marriage equality.

    by SensibleShoes on Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 06:18:03 AM PDT

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    •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
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      for correcting my incorrect correction. From now on, I'm going to assume you're right, even if something looks wrong to me.

      I'll be watching for your diaries now. I love the way you write.

      •  Thanks :) (1+ / 0-)
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        Well, I had Mr. Coster for two years at school, and though he was never, ever wrong about this stuff, I may sometimes be wrong by failing to remember what he said. But I really try not to think too much about that stuff anymore; it interrupts the direct flow from idea to fingers.

        Thanks for liking my writing, I always appreciate such discerning taste, and shoot, check yr. local library'n see if they have my boox! :)

        -9.0, -8.3 Contact your NY state senator about marriage equality.

        by SensibleShoes on Fri Jun 12, 2009 at 09:04:50 AM PDT

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