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"He's a quarterback, he's a winner, he's a TV draw, he's a verb." But he's not related.
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Ben Affleck Can Relate To Batman’s “Deeply Buried Anger”

Pop Culture / Celebrity : I'm Not Obsessed (yesterday)

Now this is interesting. Ben Affleck says he can relate to the character of Batman but not as a hero. Instead, he relates to Batman’s dark side. RELATED: Jennifer Garner is enjoying Ben Affleck’s Batman body. Ben explained: For me, ... Read Post

Are “loath” and “loathe” related?

Linguistics / Grammar : Grammarphobia (last month)

Q: I assume the adjective “loath” (meaning reluctant) and the verb “loathe” (meaning to dislike) are relations of one sort or another. Which of these came first? And where did it come from? A: Yes, the two words are related. John Ay... Read Post

Lobbies where lobbyists lobby

Linguistics / Grammar : Grammarphobia (8 hours ago)

Q: I assume that the verb “lobby,” meaning to try to influence politicians, is related to the noun “lobby,” a room near an entrance. Can you tell us a little about the history of the two words, and how they’re connected? A: Yes, the... Read Post

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