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Ellie Kesselman
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What is the origin of ZOMG?

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Which is correct, "dataset" or "data set"?

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What is the origin of "daemon" with regards to computing?

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Why does legal English continue to remain archaic?

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How bad is the f-word, really?

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Why is 'c*nt' so much more derogatory in the US than the UK?

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Are chemical element names capitalized?

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Can "née" be used for entities other than people?

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Should I use capitalization when mentioning a domain name?

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Is there a term for words that have identical singular and plural forms?

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What is the difference between an apocalypse and a cataclysm?

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How does one know when to use a gerund or an infinitive?

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Difference between phrase, idiom and expression [duplicate]

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What is the difference between a "singular noun" and a "plural noun treated as singular"?

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What is the origin of the phrase "Eastern Seaboard"?

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“-gram” vs. “-graph”

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Meaning of "harsh mistress"

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Is double prime (″) the correct symbol to use for specifying inches?

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Large amounts of English text needed [closed]

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What's the difference between "Weltanschauung" and "worldview"?

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Differences between expression and idiom, as well as colloquial and vernacular

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What is a term for words that are both homophones and homographs?

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Antonym for "Virgin" [closed]

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What name for bowdlerisation with asterisks (e.g., “f*ck”)?

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Is "forwent" used much?

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How to compare frequency of word use over time between British and American English?

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What are specific cartoon-type interjections like "cough" and "sigh" called in English?

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Meaning of "boroughs of New York City"

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Does "This blows!" (it's bad) derive from "This sucks!"?

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Plural of "copula", does "copulas" or "copulae" sound more professional?

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