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Are "whores" and "horse" homophones?

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Why are the vowels in Christ and Christmas different? (and other strange diphthong behaviour)

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"It really doesn't matter" v "It doesn't really matter"

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Why do verbs end with "oke" while their corresponding nouns are written with "c"?

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Is "despite" outdated?

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Shakespearean relative clause: "I have a brother is condemned to die"

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Does this addition technique have a name?

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What is the word for dragging motion of a finger on a trackpad?

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Why is it "on the inside" and not "in the inside"?

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“kinda”, “sorta”, “coulda”, “shoulda”, “lotta”, “oughta”, “betcha”, "tseasy", etc. What are these?

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Can you use "same" without "the"?

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Why is "doesn't" a legitimate starting word for a sentence?

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Word for something I should have said

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Is there a heavy usage of the word "bonfire" in English?

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'I think IT unlikely that our team can win'. <--Is IT the object?

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Why did the letter “o” disappear in the word “pronunciation”?

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"In such case" and "in such a case"

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Is there such a thing as Intrusive-L (as opposed to Intrusive-R)?

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"Gassy emissions from these giant dinosaurs" vs. "... by these giant dinosaurs"

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Is there a name for an adjective that cannot precede a noun?

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"Anna(r) and the King" - R liaison in English

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'The Kukhtarev's model' or 'Kukhtarev's model' ('John's car' or 'The John's car')?

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Is there a word for a feeling of impending doom or dread?

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Is there a collective name for pieces of metal that hold wood together?

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"pros and cons", "black and white", "ups and downs". Always in a fixed sequence, is there a word or phrase for these?

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Is "the" ever pronounced "knee"?

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What is it called when "I don't like X" is used to mean "I positively *dislike* X", or "We do not recommend Xing" is used for "We *discourage* Xing"?

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Why are dictionary transcriptions contradictory for the phonetic representation of oranges?

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Why isn’t singular ‘they’ used with 3Sg verb forms?

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What is /iə/ in English?

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