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The alt.usage.english Home Page. Here you'll find:. alt-usage-english.org. Information about newsgroups in general and alt.usage.english in particular: our logo, our people, more, in About the alt.usage.english newsgroup .. FAQs : We've got lots of them!. Pronunciation is a big topic in alt.usage.english, but in newsgroups we can't use those fancy characters you see in dictionaries. We make do with ordinary characters. So if you want to know how to say /'fA:D@/ , consult the ASCII IPA pages.

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