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17 votes
5 answers
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Can "why" be a conjunction?

15 votes
5 answers
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"Indian" comes from Italian/Spanish "gente in dios" (God-like people)? False etymology?

11 votes
1 answer
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Trying to understand the nuances between ox, steer and bullock

10 votes
7 answers
4k views

Why does the King James Bible say "I shall not want" and then "I will fear no evil."

9 votes
4 answers
11k views

Where did Shakespeare get 'milk of human kindness' from?

8 votes
2 answers
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Graded/ungraded adjectives and grading/non-grading adverbs

8 votes
1 answer
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Is there a reason for the prefix change of in-/un- in about the 60s period for these words?

8 votes
3 answers
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Pronunciation of "reprise" (repreez/reprize)

7 votes
2 answers
253 views

Any advice for agentive suffixes of single-syllable words ending in y?

7 votes
1 answer
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What's the etymology of "limerence"?

6 votes
3 answers
838 views

The recent invention of the word "heterosexual"

6 votes
2 answers
2k views

What is the purpose of using the word "coequal"

5 votes
1 answer
344 views

Meaning of race baiting

5 votes
4 answers
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"Monkey up" to mean bungle or mess something up

5 votes
2 answers
816 views

Why don't dictionaries list "burnout" as spinning tires?

4 votes
5 answers
19k views

What does "the dog who caught the car" mean?

4 votes
2 answers
1k views

"solder" and "salve" phonetics between AmE and BrE

4 votes
1 answer
178 views

Can you expiate someone else's wrongs?

4 votes
2 answers
4k views

How is "ought" used in this King James Bible verse?

4 votes
4 answers
802 views

Use of "may" or "might" and their inherent semantic difference

3 votes
1 answer
1k views

Status of sometime vs some time in AmE and BrE

3 votes
3 answers
2k views

Can you have a conjugal relationship with someone without being married?

3 votes
2 answers
614 views

Origin of "battle royal" and does it exist outside of professional wrestling?

2 votes
2 answers
186 views

What's this form of rhetoric called?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

Can diplomat mean a person with a diploma?

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Whom should I say is calling?

2 votes
1 answer
154 views

What is this word spoken in this video and what does it mean?

2 votes
2 answers
770 views

How to pronounce plural of "corps"

2 votes
1 answer
4k views

Compliments of the chef [closed]

1 vote
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Link between "vegetative state" and vegetable and vegetation