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'No turn unstoned' - what's this called?

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Is there any difference between "nexus" and "locus"?

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Origin of the "angry/excited" meaning of "go nonlinear"

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What is the English equivalent to the proverb "Somebody finds his soup not thick enough, and somebody finds his pearls too small"

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Word for count of undesirable events

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Is the phrase “nitty-gritty” racist?

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Why is "deterrence” spelt with two r's?

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Why use "can and may" both in a sentence?

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Confused in the usage of "where" in a non-interrogative sentence

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What's the English equivalent for the French academia-related expression "hors sujet"?

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Bot, za and the like

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How to pronounce -est endings

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When did “shrinkflation” first appear in writing?

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Idiom for gift or gesture that isn't good enough

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When citing a publication with more than one author as subject of a sentence, are verbs plural or singular? [closed]

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Trying to explain grammatical error in fragmented compound sentence [closed]

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Meaning of the phrase "frog-walker" in reference to a horse

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Difference between "provocative" and "thought-provoking"

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The word for a date that’s not definite yet [closed]

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What is the dialect feature in British English where "W" is pronounced as "Y"?

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What's the meaning of 'couldn't make your car'? [duplicate]

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What does this sentence mean? ‘Two of the bell and mark him, boy, whip-cat tippled already.’

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Answering "I don't have a criminal background"

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What are "hangers" in the context of American Revolution duel?

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What are attractions at fair called, where you buy food?

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Is there an equivalent to the assertive/polite expression "je me permets de ..." in English?

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What does "muddy elbow of the Charles River" mean? Is it some sort of a joke? [closed]

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Obfuscate or obscure a password

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What is the word used when you are aware of a wrong doing or crime, after the event but do nothing about it [closed]

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Does 'genocide' cover mass murder of a people by sex or gender? Is there a better word?

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Is this "upspeak" or something else?

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"The shadows born" is the use of "born" correct in this sentence? [closed]

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Can confronting be used as an adjective? [closed]

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Is it meaningful to say "a few moments"? [closed]

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Are English Wikipedia articles written in British English (BrE) or American English (AmE)? [closed]


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