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revised “… gets my goat”. What's my goat and why does it get it?
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answered What does “Sp 12” mean?
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comment Where did the “unavailable” meaning of “Out of Pocket” come from?
@the0ther: O. Henry probably didn't make it up, but is just the first one we know who'd written it down somewhere. Others most likely had already been using it in speech, and others may have written it down too.
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comment The Evolution of Trolls
Possible duplicate of english.stackexchange.com/q/14149/9001
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comment Origin of the word “facebook”?
It's all on Wikipedia: "Harvard did not have a student "Facebook" (a directory with photos and basic information) " en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook#History / "A face book or Facebook is a printed or web directory found at American universities consisting of individuals’ photographs and names. In particular, it denotes publications of this type distributed by university administrations at the start of the academic year with the intention of helping students get to know each other."
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answered How did 'forthwith' evolve to mean 'immediately'?
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revised How did 'forthwith' evolve to mean 'immediately'?
No code formatting in the OED
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comment What is the etymology of the word “bae”?
For something like bae, I think it's very hard to make statements with any certainty about first use or even about any of its earliest uses. I expect it was used in speech a long time before the 2003 UD entry.
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comment What is the etymology of the word “bae”?
@WS2 BAe is now BAE Systems.
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