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another thing I don’t understand, #149

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to-ing and for-ing

Fascinating how something as simple, well maybe that’s not the right word… straightforward? or seemingly so, but as so many of those things that seem so, perhaps not. Anyway, the being thankful. full of thanks, I suppose. where did the … Continue reading

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love is a four letter word

ah and oh hey so is four. and word, for that matter. how ’bout that? hope help hold give gift live life self although, of course, depending on the letters and type face, they don’t take up the same amount … Continue reading

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something I think I’d like to know, #142

are there amateur nouns?

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something I think I’d like to know, #135

why is “Pardon my French” an apology for swearing? and do the French say “Pardon my American?”

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spare me

I’m still wondering if there is a word for a pair of words that are homonyms and antonyms. I’ve also come up with bomb and balm, although that’s not quite as tidy as raise/raze. Then there are words where the … Continue reading

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another thing I don’t understand, #67

how do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

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something I think I’d like to know, #97

is anyone ever combobulated?

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another thing I don’t understand, #51

what is going on in my head when a word looks like it is misspelled, even though it isn’t

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something I think I’d like to know, #83

why don’t we hear about the gruntled people?

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