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What do you call a person who uses vulgar words too often?

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The intensifier 'pure D': where and when did it originate, and what does the D stand for?

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Etymology of Butterfly

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Term for doing something little by little?

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Is there an English word to describe a group of refrain words composed of two syllables e.g. pera-pera, meaning fluently, iki-iki meaning vividly?

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Is "went out like stink, died like a pig" just an unfortunate choice of words?

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Why are "muscle cars" called so?

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What is a one-word synonym for "religious symbol"?

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Mimsy were the Borogoves - why is "mimsy" an adjective?

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Idioms similar to "heard it through the grapevine"

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Has 'fat chance' always been used sarcastically or was it once a factual term?

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"Cheaper by the dozen" phrase origin?

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Group of elevators in a building

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Is it common for children to say "times" when pausing play?

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What popularized "a roll in the hay" in the 1940s?

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Word for giving animal characteristics (esp. physical ones) to humans

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'You were pigged'

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What might a pub named "the bull and last" likely be a reference to?

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How to jokingly express an "if you pay me, I'll say it" attitude?

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Is the verb "jimmy" related to "Jim Crow"?

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What is the origin of "on the way"?

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Since when has "a hot minute" meant a long time?

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What was “Herbal Tea” called before ‘tea’ was introduced in Europe?

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Someone who buys a lot of books but barely reads them

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Did noted 17th century poet Katherine Philips make a grammatical error?

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Is there a verb form of the word 'surgery'?

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What is the origin of the exclamation mark?

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Near-universally applicable alternative to "sanity check"

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Which is more wet: ‘moist’ or ‘damp’?

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What is the etymology of "teetotal"?

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