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The site Pseudopodium traces the expression back to American comic writer Milt Gross (while also noting that Robert Crumb later revived the expression in his comics): You need a catchphrase to make it in this wicked world, and Milt Gross gives the peculiar catchphrase "Is diss a system?" the blanket coverage of an assured trademark -- it's in ...


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No, he didn’t misspeak. He merely took a colloquial expression normally used transitively and roped it into an intransitive use so that he could have two balanced, parallel expressions that worked the same away on both sides. Chill out is used intransitively, so he needed to also have something similarly intransitive to oppose it with. And it needs to be in ...


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One meaning of Channel is “a way of communicating with people.” The term radio channel came into use to describe a particular frequency of radio waves used for communication and google Ngram shows a growth of the term from the 1920s. The wider use of channel within the term communication channel seems to have come into use from about 1940 onwards. An ...


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Your example features 'FANBOYS' (or coordinating) conjunctions (for, and, nor, but, or, yet, so) and is thus a compound sentence, not a complex one. Compound sentences join sentences of equal standing. Complex sentences feature subordinating conjunctions (e.g. although, since, because, etc) and these are the ones that feature a main clause and subordinating ...


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The definition of main clause is simple enough. "A clause that can form a complete sentence standing alone, having a subject and a predicate." [Oxford languages] "Main clauses make sense on their own. 'I like bananas. ' is a simple sentence which is made up of a main clause." threschoolrun.com. There is a distinction between ...


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