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From “by hook or by crook” to “going Dutch,” here are six charming expressions that have morally dubious origins.
Brits and Americans speak the same language, but our words aren’t always spelled the same. The reason being (the short story) is that prior to dictionaries, there was no standardized spelling for the English language.
Surely any self-respecting Anglophile knows ”flat” means “apartment,” a “lift” is an “elevator,” “trainers” are “sneakers,” and so on. It should come in your ...
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