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How do you quote a passage that has used '[sic]' mistakenly?
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Which word begins with "y" and looks like an axe in this picture?
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Did English ever have a formal version of "you"?
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Why are names starting with a "J" common, while words starting with a "J" are uncommon?
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How can I order eggs "over hard" in the UK?
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The company I work at has this thing we have to say every morning. What is it called?
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If I farm, I'm a farmer. But if I guard, I'm a guard?
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When is my son's first birthday?
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Term for being unable to see glaring errors after working for some time on a task?
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Have "choir" and "deer" ever rhymed?
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Why is "elsewhen" not a proper word?
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Is there a name for text that reads the same upside-down?
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How far back in time could I travel and still be understood?
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One word - someone so scared that he can't move
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Is it true that English has no future tense?
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Meaning of "bully" in the 1800s
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Noun for people/employees/coworkers who tend to say "it's not my job" when asked to do something slightly beyond their norm?
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What does “Someone sitting on their bed weighing 400 pounds” mean?
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Can "would" be used twice in an English conditional sentence and still be grammatical?
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"Subterranean", but for planets/surfaces other than Earth
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PETA wants workers to “bring home the bagels”
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A pair of earrings that don't match
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Can we use "whisky" to describe a squirrel going up a tree?
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Are there any ambiguities created by merging I and J into one letter?
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What is the origin of the phrase “it warms the cockles of my heart”?
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What is the exact technical word to describe the relationship between a verb and noun with the same root?
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Why does English use singular they instead of making up a new word for this?
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Did the "We shall fight on the beaches" speech mainly use words from Old English? If so, why?
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Are the "umbles" etymologically related?
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Opposite of epicanthic fold (not occidental)