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How did Americans greet each other before "Hi"?
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The word hello was originated in 1865/1870s. These other words are considered much older and may have been used: Howdy, stereotypicaly Southern American greeting, Contraction of How do you do? (1820–...

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"Shopping basket" or "shopping cart"
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Shopping baskets and carts are physically very different. Shopping Basket A metal or plastic container with one or two handles, used to carry shopping in a shop. Shopping Cart A four-...

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AM/PM vs a.m./p.m. vs am/pm
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Instead of AM and PM (in small caps), p.m. and a.m. -- with lowercase and periods -- are the preferred way to indicate time of day. According to the The Chicago Manual Style used by journalists.

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Can I use the word "library" to refer to collections of things other than books or software?
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A place set apart to contain books, periodicals, and other material for reading, viewing, listening, study, or reference, as a room, set of rooms, or building where books may be read or borrowed. ...

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What words can I use to indicate how hungry I am?
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I sometimes say I'm peckish when I'm slightly hungry. It's not quite as strong as saying I'm famished or starving.

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Word for "player" without the negative connotations
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In the context of a competitive sport a player could be a sportsperson, athlete, competitor or a team player.

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What is the origin of the term "Couch Potato"?
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It might have something to do with people being called a 'vegetable' when they are unconscious in a coma (in a vegetative state). Vegetables are inanimate objects. A potato is a vegetable, chosen for ...

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What word defines a category suited for both header and footer?
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I would consider the header and footers to be 'blocks' of content or data.

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How do you differentiate "thru", "threw", "through", and "thorough"?
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thorough is not a synonym with either thru, threw and through, it means something completely different. through is used in reference to a movement or passage that proceeds linearly through is ...

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What's the correct word for saying a certain position can be stood on?
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How about naming tiles as a solid, it's a boolean variable so it's perfect and it's used in the Game Maker.

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What is an English adjective that means "able to learn new things quickly"?
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You could also use the words adaptable or flexible.

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Is there a word for having more than ten fingers?
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The medical term for this condition is known as polydactyly or polydactylism. You can refer to these extra pieces of flesh as supernumerary body parts. You can have a supernumerary amount of toes, ...

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Phrase for asking the obvious
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For added effect you can make your own phrase that is relevant to what you're writing about. 'Is the Pope Catholic?' has been used over and over again. Get creative and add humour in creative writing. ...

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Is the sentence "we grew warmer and warmer" grammatical?
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It' grammatically correct. Perhaps the reason you received so few results from Google has something to do with the phrase being rather bland.

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Is there a word to describe a person who likes chaos?
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Have you considered the word chaotic? I wouldn't associate mania with chaos.

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