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How and when did American spelling supersede British spelling in the US?

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Hip Hip Hooray!

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"I'm on the brew"

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Why does 'coed' only mean female coeducational students?

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Yes, no, adverbs, and interjections

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Normans vs. Saxons: cow = beef, sheep = mutton, chicken =?

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Pronunciation of "Celt": /kɛlt/ vs. /sɛlt/

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Medical term for deafness

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Origin of "as useful as a chocolate teapot / fireguard"

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Term for a person who can read but cannot write

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Why are Australian redheads often called 'bluey'?

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Etymology of 'ripped' as in 'ripped abs'

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What are the components of a word called?

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Is "make due" now considered acceptable?

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"Bust a cap" meaning and derivation

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Alternative definitions of wifebeater

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Cooking apples and cleaning ladies

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Checked-out teenagers

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Is 'Jap' still considered an ethnic slur?

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Different types of whistling

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Why is the colour green associated with both growth and illness?

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Pedlar vs. peddler

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French Letters and condoms

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"He rolled his toilet things into his housewife"

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Do ‘und’ and ‘till’ make “until” a tautology?

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Use of American-Indian "How" in British English

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Old (professional) Adam

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Meaning of "Y-o-u-u Tom!"

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Whispering "sweet nothings"

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Water : Aquatic :: Sand : xxx?

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