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Is it appropriate to use "Hey yourself"?

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Specific term for a "Synonym Phrase"?

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Origin of "the beatings will continue until morale improves"

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Stop blowing your load in the Golden Arches

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I will learn better English -- should it be "I will learn English better."

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Government performance (in) .. Is it the right preposition?

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