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It is worth noting that Urban Dictionary is not really so much a dictionary in any traditional sense as it is a strange game. There are straightforward definitions, but also social commentary, playing with words, etc. The word woke is associated with being pretentious and other non-flattering descriptions not because anyone using the word non-ironically ...


The third person singular (he, she, and it) form of the verb to do in the present tense is does. Therefore, "sun doesn't shine," is the standard English form and the only form acceptable for English students. Quite often, native writers will use non-standard dialect forms of English to add emphasis or "character" to their writing. This is especially true ...


It is an informal AmE usage: Don’t vs doesn’t Don't is occasionally used in American English speech and in historical writing as a contraction of does not (as in, "He don't know where he is going."), but this use is now considered improper and should be avoided. (Merrian Webster)


It's notable that it rhymes on solidarity, which offers precisely the semantics that are needed to explain "do me a solid". From wiktionary ( quotations ▼ A long time union member himself, Phil showed solidarity with the picketing grocery store workers by shopping at a competing, unionized store. ...


It appears to originate from "do a solid favour", which appears along the earliest uses of "do a solid" in the '60's: Someone could do our young couple a solid favor by presenting them with an up-to-date, standard work of quotations. Christian Herald - Volume 82 - Page 142 (1959)


In this context, ghost in the machine means that there is an unexpected result of the computer system. When a non-sentient machine (or computer) expresses something beyond its mechanism, a different idiom is a mind of its own. For example, The system that reported your vehicle stolen seems to have a mind of its own. Cambridge says: have a mind of its ...


Agreed that it is likely slang for diarrhea. OED: Pronunciation: Brit. /skuːt/, U.S. /skut/, Scottish /skut/ Forms: Also scout. Frequency (in current use): Etymology: < scoot v.1 Scottish. 1880 Jamieson's Etymol. Dict. Sc. Lang. (new ed.) Scoot, 1. A gush or flow of water; also, the pipe or opening from which it flows. Clydes.


First, this is the English language, and therefore pretty much any lexical word can be used as pretty much any open-category part of speech (in English, that's noun, adjective, adverb, and verb; occasional closed-category POS like subordinate conjunction or preposition are also possible). Consequently, what part of speech a word is used as in English (...

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