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Can "why" be a conjunction?

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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

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

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

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
4 answers
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Pronunciation of "reprise" (repreez/reprize)

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

7 votes
2 answers
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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
860 views

The recent invention of the word "heterosexual"

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2 answers
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What is the purpose of using the word "coequal"

5 votes
1 answer
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Meaning of race baiting

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

5 votes
2 answers
845 views

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

4 votes
5 answers
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What does "the dog who caught the car" mean?

4 votes
2 answers
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"solder" and "salve" phonetics between AmE and BrE

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1 answer
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Can you expiate someone else's wrongs?

4 votes
2 answers
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How is "ought" used in this King James Bible verse?

4 votes
4 answers
832 views

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

3 votes
1 answer
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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
631 views

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

2 votes
2 answers
188 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
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Whom should I say is calling?

2 votes
1 answer
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What is this word spoken in this video and what does it mean?

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2 answers
775 views

How to pronounce plural of "corps"

2 votes
1 answer
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Compliments of the chef [closed]

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Link between "vegetative state" and vegetable and vegetation