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Why "the powers that be"?

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Meaning of "or we have headphones or we don't, so..."

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Is there a distinction between “victuals” and “vittles” that exists in writing but not in speech?

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Strange use of "whether ... than ..." in official text

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Is there a word similar to "reddening" for the color blue?

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What does "worm of yellow convicts" mean?

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Does this sentence of Melville lack a verb?

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Blunt, brusque, curt, and terse -- is there a gradation of connotation here?

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Meaning and origin of the phrase "slips don't count"

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Is there a symbol used with AD and BC to mean "possible date"?

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What do I call a specialist who performs necropsy of a sacrificed animal during a clinical study?

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Plural forms which end in -x such as tableaux

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What does the usage of "under" in this context mean?

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Who is Augustus De Morgan's "New Zealander"?

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“Green” has been associated with envy (green-eyed monster), as well as with a novice. How did these associations arise?

3 votes

Are both gasoline and mains gas called "gas" in the USA?

3 votes

What do you call a sick person who is lying in bed?

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one of a race - but which one

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What do you call social network accounts owned by the same person?

2 votes

Is there a word for 'a person who is always hungry'?

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Origin of the exact phrase "cold iron"?

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Origin and usage of "copypasta"

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Can "pigtail" be insulting in certain context?

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A word like ethereal that also means quickly vanishing

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Word that means "intentional bug"

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Confusion surrounding etymology of 'Burdock'