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The author is technically correct -- others have already pointed out that 'non-zero' is not a double-negative. In a purely technical (and somewhat pedantic) sense, a 'non-zero' chance is distinct from a 'slim chance'. A 'slim chance' means that there's still a probability of something occurring at some point. For example, there's a slim chance that the ...


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As pointed out in the comments, the speaker's tone, at least to me, seems to express derision and/or mockery of the concept of an online party. A party, of course, is a gathering: an event where people come to a location in order to enjoy themselves with other people. When such an event takes place online, some elements of the event can be more awkward: ...


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The earliest slang dictionary I've been able to find that includes an entry for boner is James Farmer & William Henley, Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present (1890), which has this brief entry: Boner, subs. (Winchester College).—A sharp blow on the spine. According to Paul Dickson, The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (1989) another meaning of boner ...


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When someone thinks that "everything is about them", it means they are being self-centered and egotistical. No matter what the subject is, the person finds a way to make themselves the focus. An example might be if a friend needs to attend a funeral for a loved one, and you get upset because they have to cancel plans you had together. When someone ...


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