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Is there a name for this method of writing that includes pictograms?
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What do you call a reassurance that was given after a person has 'gone too far'?
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Is there a specific name for this kind of water dispenser?
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Why do we "crunch numbers" when solving math problems — particularly in accounting and financial roles?
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What is the origin of “burning a hole in my pocket”?
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Is there a word that describes the swift and skillful covering of the natural emotions?
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Does the "boiling the ocean" date to the mid-1800s, or is it more recent?
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How did "perfidy" come to mean the absence of faithfulness / trust?
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Are there rules for constructing portmanteaux?
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Is there a term for when visual negative-space and positive-space are switched
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How did the term "dongle" come into use?
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Can a gunfight happen when only one person has a gun?
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Does "invidious" come implicit with malice or consideration? Or is it just absent of care?