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Girl Talks Backwards (Sdrawkcab Sklat Lrig)

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  This young lady has a gift — useless, yes, but astonishing nonetheless.   How does she do it? Does …

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Department of Redundancy Department, Part 3: When Repetition Is OK

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  In our previous two discussions of redundancy, we covered tautology, which is using different words to say the same …

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Shakespeare’s Most Amazing Word

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The Oxford English Dictionary attributes somewhere in the neighborhood of 500 words to William Shakespeare. He was certainly among the greatest word-coiners of all time, but his most fascinating word was not actually a coinage.

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465 Ways to Say “Thank You”

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This morning, I wanted to find out how to say “thank you” in Hungarian (in answer to a comment on …

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