Mari-Lou A
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Is there a gender neutral equivalent of “manspreading”?
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What happened to the “ch” in moschito?
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Should I say "ATM" or "cashpoint" in the UK?
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Is the etymology of "salary" a myth?
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Why were slum kids called “urchins”?
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Did the English call a fruit “openærs” for 700 years?
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What do we call people who go to the gym?
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Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News
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"Your fly is open" "You mean my flies?"
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I've said it once, I've said it twice, I've said it a thousand times
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Why is “toast” uncountable?
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What is the "fundamental" difference between ‘search’ and ‘seek’?
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Is there an etymological explanation for the silent ‘g’ in “paradigm”?
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What is a "work wife"?
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What is the origin of "in a jiffy"?
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Is it technically correct to call an almond drink "milk" in English?
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How did "stuck-up" get to mean "snob"?
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Where on Earth is "penguin" from?
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Irregular verbs: the history of the suffix “-en” in the past participle
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A verb that means “to prove someone is guilty of a crime”
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Etymology of "cut someone some slack"
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An idiom or phrase for when you're about to be ill
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The balled (headed) eagle?
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Did Peter Piper steal a peck of American pickled peppers?
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Conundrum: "cleverer" or "more clever", "simpler" or "more simple" etc
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Eww! Has it crossed the pond yet?
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Is IOU an abbreviation, an acronym, or an initialism?
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Is writing the pronoun "i" in lowercase a feature of Indian English?
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The origins and usages of "waffle"
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A modern equivalent for "at the coalface"
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