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Is that an "r" in "worship" in a text from 1591?

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What is a word for a condition one is born with?

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Is there a gender neutral equivalent of “manspreading”?

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Is there a phrase that means sleeping with someone without sex?

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English word for taking a derogatory term and owning it with pride

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"Can I" vs "May I" in restaurant setting when ordering

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"Whatever a Russian does, they end up making the Kalashnikov gun"? Are there any similar proverbs in English?

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What is the English equivalent to the Chinese/Japanese saying, “塞翁失馬— Life is like Old Sai’s horse”?

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What do you call the facial expression or the state just before bursting into tears?

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"Whatever a Russian does, they end up making the Kalashnikov gun"? Are there any similar proverbs in English?

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"Maths" for "Mathematics"; where does the S come from?

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What is a term for a server that is functioning 24/7?

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How many birds in the bush?

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What is the "runny" excretion from noses called?

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How do I politely say I have used my mouth while drinking water from a bottle?

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Is there really no English equivalent to German's “Fachidiot”?

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One word for someone who doesn't care about anything

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Why does "I was happy to do my homework" work, but "I was tired to do my homework" doesn't?

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How to describe a person who always prefers things from other countries but not from their home countries?

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What word or phrase means "a loss of what was on your mind"?

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"Soccer mom": why soccer?

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Is "act like a mensch" too localized for ELU readers (U.S. and/or British English)?

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What is the expression that means : Try to stop crying

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Is there any "swearword" in English not associated with excrements, the genitals, sexual activity or religion?

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Why is "taking a biscuit" a bad thing in the UK?

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What is the numb sensation in the mouth caused by some fruits called?

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What is the origin of the phrase "laundry list"?

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He isn't biologically my son but I love him as if he were

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The hidden flaw in "singular they"—what to do about reflexive pronouns?

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Having done something so often, that it's all routine

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