What Does The "101" Mean In "American...
In e.g. "American History 101", what does the 101 mean, and what is the correct context...
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Human Race -- Is It Still Widely Used
Well if usenet or the web is any indication, apparently so. I searched and turned...
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Alright
I can't stand when people use the made-up word "alright" and other words of that...
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Paki - Offensive?
Discussion in another thread raises the question whether the work "Paki" as a short...
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Bad Teaching
What does it mean to teach bad? It means, in particular, that you are unable to answer...
Synonym For Star-Shaped ?
What would be a good synonym for "star-shaped" in a non-astronomical technical context...
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"Man" Gendered
I suppose this has come up before but I was wondering what people here thought of...
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Are We There Yet Vs Arn't We There Yet
1. Are we there yet? 2. Aren't we there yet? Aren't they interchangeable, depending...
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What Is "Shpiel"?
Today a colleague recommends that I answer a certain question in a certain way, and...
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"Qualitative"
What is a " qualitative difference" between two things? Looking up "qualitative...
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OTB Men
I've read the first pages of the screenplay for Smoke (the movie came out in 1995...
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The Tea Of An Afternoon
Hello: Is this "tea of an afternoon" an idiomatic expression, similar to "five o...
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Overhead(S)
What is the correct use of the word "overhead" in a business context? Should it be...
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Gibberish (A Bit Long)
I recently had an on-line debate over the usage of the word "gibberish". I'm not...
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Reagan's Speech On The Berlin Wall
In 1987, Peter Robinson wrote the speech in which Ronal Reagan demanded that Gorbachev...
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"Sexed Up".
I've just been reading the Hutton report. The journalist Andrew Gilligan quite clearly...
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Help With Collocations, Please
This fine morning I'm working on the e-learning project on studies skills for Doctoral...
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Verbal Fillers
Help! I've noticed that over time as a family we become addicted to 'fillers' which...
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Exact Meaning For "Sunny Boy"
Let's suppose we're in 1940, and we see a woman calling a man by the expression ...
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Contrasting Words
I'm happy I found this group - please help me! English is a second language for me...
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