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No relation

"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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Academics / Linguistics : Wordlustitude (6 years ago)

verb. Do I have to draw you a map, complete with scratch 'n' sniff technology? I can't do everything around here.Related term: depoopified.Real citation: "oooh excitement here at Chez Trash. When i got home from work there was a let... Read Post

Numbers don’t lie: Black people are becoming less equal — not more

News : The Raw Story (10 hours ago)

Last week on ABC’s This Week, President Obama said, “My own experience tells me race relations continue to improve,” and “There’s no way to say race relations are worse than 20, 50 years ago.” It’s impossible to ignore this assessme... Read Post

Are “loath” and “loathe” related?

Linguistics / Grammar : Grammarphobia (3 months ago)

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

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