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17 votes
5 answers
4k views

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”?

11 votes
2 answers
1k views

Is the language used in patents archaic or intentionally obtuse?

7 votes
2 answers
188 views

Is there a term for turning a short statement into a long essay just to make sure no one gets offended?

6 votes
1 answer
413 views

When did the California Vowel Shift begin?

5 votes
3 answers
331 views

Are Canadianisms like "aboat" equally common on the American side of the border, adjacent to it?

5 votes
3 answers
6k views

When did the British and the Americans start to pronounce "o" (as in "God") differently?

5 votes
12 answers
18k views

Word for person willing to argue contradictory things depending on what suits him

4 votes
2 answers
10k views

Can I use the present perfect tense with a specific time expression? [closed]

4 votes
3 answers
749 views

An adjective to describe eyes like these?

3 votes
2 answers
113 views

Word/phrase for "created by someone with poor imagination"

3 votes
2 answers
467 views

Regional meanings of the word "Yankee"

2 votes
2 answers
2k views

Why do we say "eat healthy" instead of "eat healthily"? [duplicate]

2 votes
6 answers
285 views

"tyranny-of-the-people-with-a-chip-on-their-shoulder-and-time-to-burn"

1 vote
3 answers
176 views

Should 'dotard' be considered archaic?

1 vote
2 answers
280 views

Is it grammatical to say "... is both popular and has presented ...'

0 votes
1 answer
130 views

Is Wikipedia's example of parallelism incorrect?

0 votes
2 answers
578 views

Is "they" plural or singular when it's someone's preferred pronoun? [duplicate]

0 votes
0 answers
59 views

Could anyone ID this accent?

0 votes
0 answers
66 views

Why don't dictionaries include the most common meaning of the word "punt"? [duplicate]

0 votes
2 answers
3k views

When is it OK to start a sentence with "But"? [duplicate]

-1 votes
1 answer
213 views

"Which type of nuts ARE/IS the heathiest?" [duplicate]

-1 votes
1 answer
30k views

Why is Levi's pronounced the way it is? [closed]

-1 votes
1 answer
864 views

Dialect using "woman" instead of "women"?