Hazing
I was watching CSI or one of its spin-offs the other night, and included was a story...
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University Slang
I noticed in perusing my OED Online that the word "hubris" emerged initially in English...
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"Long" Vowels And "Short" Vowels
Some remarks from different posters in recent days suggest that it's time to discuss...
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Thumbs - Just Curious
From my experience, many English-speaking people insist a thumb is not a finger,...
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Metrosexuals A No-No For Linguists
Metrosexuals a no-no for linguists The Associated Press The TImes of India Thursday...
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"Jell-O Shots"
[link] or "NEW ORLEANS An 8-year-old girl was suspended for nine days for bringing...
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Do High School Students In The US, Canada...
Dear all, I want to know if high school students in the US, Canada, or Britain learn...
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The Pope's Language: Latin
Am I the only person who has become suprised by the new Pope? He never speaks Italian...
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The Old College Try
"School" "College" "University" They often seem to me to be interchangeable in AmE...
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An Undistinguished Third?
Could someone familiar with English university grading explain to me the system used...
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Hey, One Of You Newspaper Archive Guys...
I first remember encountering the term "politically correct" in a Wall Street Journal...
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"Pippa Passes" - Rude Word In The Browning...
I've just been reading a book on Victorian prudery, as applied to Roman artefacts...
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How Women Allegedly Differ From Men
From a recent article in the New York Times: 'How the functioning of X chromosomes...
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English Public School Lingo
Reading "My Name Is Michael Sibley" by John Bingham (1952), I ran across some terms...
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My Pet Dog?
Pleae help me to correct them, thanks! I have a pet dog. I named it Doggie. Doggie...
Pronunciation Of Words Begining With Wh...
There seems to be a camp who insist that words beginning with wh like "whale" "white...
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'Myself' Essay....
Hello, I'm trying to describe myself in an essay (this is my 2nd trial in writing...
Choosing Sides
What doe "choosing sides" in the following excerpt mean? For the first time since...
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The Bearded British Male
I found the following article, which suggests that beardedness is not as common among...
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Goloshes: The Chekhov Code?
Many learned articles have been written about Chekhov, but I don't remember any that...
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