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comment Origin of podcast
I've sent these antedatings to the OED.
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comment Hashtag vs hash/tag
Hashtags was thought up and named, and used by Twitter's users before Twitter's developers later adopted it. Read up on the history and origin at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashtag
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comment What is the collective noun for “clouds”?
@sumelic: First three words: There's no consensus.
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comment “Oh, for Pete's sake!”
@Pacerier Probably by searching Google Books, finding something which was only available in preview, and then searching archive.org for the same title in full view. Sometimes hathitrust.org also has them too.
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comment Where did the word “quim” come from?
The OED says: A derivation from Welsh cwm valley has sometimes been suggested, but is unlikely on both semantic and phonological grounds.
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comment What's the origin of “lit”?
@ermanen: Which one?
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comment What's the origin of “lit”?
@ermanen Thanks! Is this the same lit as seen recently? What accounts for its recent and sudden popularity 45 years after your latest quotation?