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Origin and exact meaning of the phrase "I have to go see a man about a dog"

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Is “might could” a correct construct?

37 votes
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Origin of "ballpark estimate" to mean a very rough estimate?

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29k views

Should I say "context" or "contexts"?

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Origin of the "-y" or "-ie" diminutive suffix to denote intimacy/tenderness? (E.g. Bob→Bobby, dad→daddy, Doug→Dougie)

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What is the origin of the phrase "Eastern Seaboard"?

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Correct form of object of sentence with grouped possessive and personal pronoun?

19 votes
1 answer
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Is it common for place names to lose their possessive apostrophe?

12 votes
7 answers
6k views

Has the Tangier island accent truly remained unchanged since the Elizabethan period?

4 votes
1 answer
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Origin of phrase "open-and-shut" as in "it's not an open-and-shut case"

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Why is there so much diversity in how English nouns are pluralized?

10 votes
2 answers
604 views

Help me parse this sentence so I can understand what joke my ancestors played on the King

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Being capable enough to do something "in anger"? [duplicate]