Comments and discussion are very welcome here, but please do not use the comments of one post to request coverage of language issues that are unrelated to that post. Instead, please use the 'e-mail Lynneguist' feature to request a new topic. (Regardless of whether your query begets a post, I will reply to it in as swift a manner as possible.) It's not [necessarily!] that I want the glory for posting about your new topic. It's that the comments are not searched when one does a 'search this blog' search, thus no one can ever find those interesting comments again--and I aim for searchability here, since this blog should be able to be used as a reference work on BrE/AmE differences.
I will remove comments that are unduly abusive to other individuals. Feel free to disagree, but please do so in a polite way.
I also remove spam comments as soon as I detect them.