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Where does the phrase "to get on like a house on fire" come from?

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What does "hell's bells" refer to?

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What do you call "rhymes" which are spelt but not sounded the same way?

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2 answers
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Is there a hidden meaning to the name "Coraline Cake" from the suffragette cook book?

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1 answer
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"Green-eyed monster" before Shakespeare

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Why do so many names end in -May or -Mae? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
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What's up with G. M. Hopkins's use of accented characters?

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wrought/wring for cloth vs iron

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What are some non-Greek/Latin hybrid words? [closed]

1 vote
1 answer
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Where can I find examples of really bad writing? [closed]

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Is the "en-" verb prefix redundant? [closed]

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Why is natural logarithm abbreviated to ln? [closed]