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Origin and evolution of "hapless"

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"Plausible" vs. "possible"

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How does the "be-" prefix change the words to which it is applied? How did it come about?

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From which language has English borrowed the most words?

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Why is there no plural indefinite article?

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How did English get the "What is your name?" construction?

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Apart from place names, are there any Native American words used in English?

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"Checking" vs. "chequing" vs. "chequeing" with regards to types of bank accounts

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How did "sinister", the Latin word for "left-handed", get its current meaning?

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"Can hardly wait" versus "can't hardly wait"

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How and in what way did the Danes come to influence English?

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Where did the "ue" in "tongue" come from?

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Old English instead of Latin in early Britain

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Are 'consecutively' and 'successively' the same?

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Is the "wit" in "to wit" the root of any other English words?

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Etymology of the color name "orange"

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What is the word for when members of the same group attack each other?

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"Liberty" versus "freedom"

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Did English ever have a "you" plural?

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What do you call someone looking for a job?

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Origin of "jack sh*t"

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Why was the "th" combination chosen for the "th" sound?

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Why did 'y' disappear as an internal vowel in English spelling?

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Is "wot wot" or "what-what" an authentic British expression? If it's supposed to be mocking, what is it mocking?

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Are the verbs that are conjugated to end in "-n" in the past participle related?

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Was what happened to the pronunciation of the word "church", as compared to the Scots-English "kirk", a general phenomenon in Middle English?

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What do you call the eating of frogs?

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What's the meaning of the symbol ‡?

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What is a word for a man who has a lot of sexual relationships?

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Which term is correct — "Afghan" or "Afghani"?

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