MWB
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Why does Steven Pinker say that “can’t” + “any” is just as much of a double-negative as “can’t” + “no” is in “I can’t get no/any satisfaction”?
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Is the language used in patents archaic or intentionally obtuse?
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Is there a term for turning a short statement into a long essay just to make sure no one gets offended?
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When did the California Vowel Shift begin?
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Word for person willing to argue contradictory things depending on what suits him
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When did the British and the Americans start to pronounce "o" (as in "God") differently?
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Can I use the present perfect tense with a specific time expression?
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Regional meanings of the word "Yankee"
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Word/phrase for "created by someone with poor imagination"
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"tyranny-of-the-people-with-a-chip-on-their-shoulder-and-time-to-burn"
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An adjective to describe eyes like these?
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Why do we say "eat healthy" instead of "eat healthily"?
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Should 'dotard' be considered archaic?
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Could anyone ID this accent?
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Is "they" plural or singular when it's someone's preferred pronoun?
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Why don't dictionaries include the most common meaning of the word "punt"?
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When is it OK to start a sentence with "But"?
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Dialect using "woman" instead of "women"?
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"Which type of nuts ARE/IS the heathiest?"
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Why is Levi's pronounced the way it is?