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Why is embassy spelled with E but ambassador with A?

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Why were Scottish & Irish names once rendered with apostrophes instead of "Mac" or "Mc"

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What does "Dis sho' am good" mean in this old advertisement?

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How should I spell Zelensky?

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"I am finished my sandwich" sounds correct but "I am started my sandwich" does not?

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Why is there an extra "t" in Lemmatization?

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Is the plural of 'prefix' really 'prefixes' rather than 'prefices'?

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Is "ageing" the only exception?

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ETcetera pronounced as EXetera ? Correct?

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Does "I am eating vegan cheese in my underpants" really imply that the vegan cheese is inside my underpants?

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Why is Nike pronounced "naikee" and not "naik"?

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Etymology of "fairy"

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What does it imply when someone is called “Lucifer in the flesh”?

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Are there any English words pronounced with sounds/syllables that aren't part of the spelling?

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Are there any "fake" French words used in English?

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Is it common for native English speakers to confuse "18th century" with "the 1800s"?

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Plural of "I am nobody important" i.e. "we are <nobody/nobodies> important"

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The plural of 'stomach"

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"I you already know": is this proper English?

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What does 'post cemetery' mean?

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"Royal we" agreement

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Why is "myrrh" spelled the way it is?

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"How do you solve a problem like Maria?"

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Why do we spell the word “who” with a silent “w” when it isn’t needed?

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A term in English for when you "clink" (?) or touch glasses together

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Why is the zh (ʒ) sound so infrequent in English?

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Why do I pronounce "horrible" so harrhibly?

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Date as a synonym for anus

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Does "is potentially faster" imply "is not slower"?

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Why and when did 'Down's Syndrome' change to 'Down Syndrome'?

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