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Matt E. Эллен
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22 votes
2 answers
1k views

What is it about English that makes it favourable for writing limericks?

20 votes
6 answers
23k views

Envision vs Envisage

17 votes
4 answers
2k views

'The X-ing of Y' vs just 'X-ing Y' : why are both 'the' and 'of' necessary together?

17 votes
4 answers
24k views

Why does "fishwife" mean "mean woman"?

15 votes
3 answers
3k views

How do you tell if synonyms of "almost" default to meaning "less than"?

14 votes
2 answers
34k views

Why does "unisex" mean both sexes?

13 votes
3 answers
6k views

Where does "wicked" get its /ɪd/ from?

12 votes
9 answers
7k views

Is "times" really a plural noun?

11 votes
2 answers
12k views

When did "for days" start meaning "marvellous"?

11 votes
5 answers
2k views

What meaning is "legitimate(ly)" gaining?

11 votes
3 answers
6k views

Aeroplane and airplane

10 votes
4 answers
181k views

What does "waive off" mean?

10 votes
3 answers
6k views

How did "hearties" come to mean "shipmates"?

10 votes
5 answers
7k views

Origin of "canoodle"

9 votes
1 answer
2k views

"where's that to?"

8 votes
5 answers
39k views

Origin of "booty", meaning buttocks

8 votes
2 answers
194 views

Dropping "it" in America

7 votes
4 answers
3k views

What does "place oneself under the doctor" mean?

7 votes
2 answers
2k views

In what senses are 'at' and 'all' used in the phrase "at all"?

7 votes
10 answers
17k views

Antonym of "superlative"

5 votes
3 answers
4k views

Does "manicure" only apply to caring for hands?

4 votes
3 answers
2k views

Archaic vs Historical in dictionaries

4 votes
3 answers
283 views

"The same X" and intransitive verbs

3 votes
1 answer
405 views

Did "A F" exist as an intensifier prior to social media?

3 votes
1 answer
126 views

Stabbing and running, how are they related?

2 votes
3 answers
350 views

Can adverbs of high/increasing speed be applied to not doing something?

1 vote
5 answers
3k views

Is cow ever the plural of cow?

-1 votes
1 answer
151 views

Name for the property of a thing that allows it to be described practically infinite ways