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Origin of "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand."?

15 votes
3 answers
134k views

"Dear Sir (or Madam)" when gender unknown? [duplicate]

14 votes
15 answers
21k views

Word for opposite of *prerequisite*? Something that is possible because of another thing?

8 votes
9 answers
21k views

What's the origin of "rob someone blind"?

94 votes
16 answers
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"Soccer mom": why soccer?

11 votes
9 answers
17k views

Why is "bombshell" used to describe attractive women?

7 votes
3 answers
14k views

What's the opposite of a "round number"?

4 votes
10 answers
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Is there an adjectival form for "good etiquette"?

15 votes
6 answers
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Origin of "chuck a wobbly"?

12 votes
10 answers
11k views

Why does "smashing" mean "very good"?

6 votes
1 answer
9k views

What does "maze-bright" mean?

26 votes
12 answers
6k views

Is there a word for a "cheap page-turner"?

7 votes
8 answers
3k views

Word for writing from memory

19 votes
6 answers
2k views

Why does left come before right?

6 votes
6 answers
2k views

What's the opposite of "bootstrap" (in business)?

1 vote
2 answers
1k views

What's a "retail pol"?

6 votes
5 answers
912 views

What's a good word for "to turn into a library"?

0 votes
1 answer
648 views

What's the origin of the "surprise!" interjection?

1 vote
1 answer
542 views

Word/phrase for when an incorrect approach leads to an unexpectedly great result

3 votes
3 answers
505 views

Is there a word or phrase for the "log ride face"?

3 votes
2 answers
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General term for punctuation that surrounds a word or phrase?