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Word for not obscure but not mainstream

Is there some way to describe something that the average person doesn't know about but is still not obscure? Such as a musician who doesn't get much radio play but still has thousands or even millions ...
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What does "bad girls go backstage" mean?

(sorry for my poor English) I saw this phrase somewhere but I don't know what this means.. Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go backstage What means 'bad girls go backstage'? Maybe.. it's when ...
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Free as in 'free beer' and in 'free speech' [closed]

This phrase is all over the internet. They will say that something is free as in 'free beer' and free as in 'free speech'. I have never really understood this. Are these the examples of two different ...
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The word 'Yahoo'

In my country, people use the word "Yahoo" as an expression of enthusiasm, joy, jubiliation and victory. What is the origin and original meaning of the word yahoo? As for that matter, what is most ...
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What is the meaning of 'skrt'?

I've been learning English for many years and recently found this word 'skrt'. I think people with hip hop background use this word a lot. And some use it as an adjective. From my understanding this ...
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Identifying accents of British actors

As an American, a large part of my impoverished experience of British accents comes from ancient BBC comedy imports on PBS. I'd very much like to identify the regional accents the following actors are ...
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If ______ gets outlawed, only outlaws will ______

What is the common origin of these and similar phrases, and how are they used? I've seen them in both silly and serious contexts. If guns get outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. If ...