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249 Why is 11 am + 1 hour == 12:00 pm? 2018-01-05T10:32:46.860

176 How does the "Dalai Lama walks into a pizza shop..." joke work? 2013-01-24T10:39:19.820

138 How should I refer to a friend who is a girl but not a girlfriend? 2013-01-23T21:21:43.300

134 Canonical Post #2: What is the perfect, and how should I use it? 2013-11-16T12:01:21.227

129 Why "grand theft auto", not "grand auto theft"? 2016-07-18T20:18:27.460

119 “GOD is real, unless declared integer.” 2018-04-10T11:11:09.090

110 Is there any difference between “which” and “that”? 2013-01-23T20:53:00.330

97 Why do we say "I love cake" but "I love cars"? 2017-05-17T17:38:03.803

93 Is there any difference between being ill and sick? 2013-01-23T20:44:08.710

89 Free as in "free speech", not as in "free beer" 2013-02-14T08:27:55.547

89 How can native English speakers read an unknown word correctly? 2014-10-19T07:21:32.553

86 What does the line "So long and thanks for all the fish!" mean? 2017-01-16T11:05:22.737

83 How do you say 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 in words? 2015-06-23T12:00:57.417

79 What is the difference between “nope” and “no”? 2013-01-23T21:19:33.787

79 Why does the i in naïve have two dots? 2015-02-18T06:20:59.310

70 What's the difference between "center" and "centre"? 2013-10-21T06:08:49.100

69 Does "a couple" always mean two? 2013-02-12T16:57:19.790

69 Should I say "She is in the park" or "She is at the park"? 2014-11-26T00:42:39.303

69 Why is 7 the most feared number? 2017-01-17T10:43:34.693

68 Why should we say "play the piano" instead of "play a piano"? 2015-08-10T05:42:30.723

67 Difference between "Do we have a blog?" and "We have a blog?" 2017-03-03T06:41:26.100

66 What's up with the "pun (not) intended" thing? 2016-01-13T16:16:41.537

66 Meaning of "respecting" in "no law respecting an establishment of religion" 2018-03-06T14:35:24.433

65 If potato chips come in contact with humid air, they become what? 2014-08-05T09:15:48.303

65 (In, On or At) GitHub? 2016-05-04T19:37:03.767

64 Shouldn't it be "Nobody touch him!" 2018-01-25T19:13:16.810

63 Why do native speakers say 'Come on in' rather than 'Come in'? 2018-01-31T14:08:17.513

60 Is there any more 'respectful word' than 'beggars' for these wonderful guys? 2015-09-24T05:34:07.407

59 How do native speakers 'guess' the pronunciation of the letters in a word they see for the first time? 2015-06-12T08:06:33.017

59 Why is the correct spelling "eating" and not "eatting"? 2017-01-09T17:04:37.413

58 Why is "a Japanese" offensive? 2013-01-24T07:15:52.317

58 What is the right word to refer to a black person, when you don't know their name? 2014-09-08T05:42:20.183

58 Two thousand seventeen VS twenty seventeen: What is the rule for year pronunciation? 2017-04-11T13:33:10.787

58 Why can "low" become "lower" and "lowest", while "up" can't? 2018-04-24T00:54:23.063

57 "As following" vs "as follows" 2013-02-18T07:25:26.587

57 "Wow, what a car!" - Is it okay if I say 'Wow, what the car!" 2014-07-07T09:05:02.867

57 Difference between "illegal" and "very illegal" 2016-03-11T20:02:41.480

56 What's the meaning of bee in hand and beauty in eye? 2016-06-14T14:41:20.020

55 Great Expectations [is written vs has been written] by Charles Dickens 2018-05-23T14:48:11.393

54 Is it OK to mix American and British English? 2014-08-07T20:21:42.463

54 Is "I was had" standard English? 2016-05-28T19:15:40.270

54 "Conveince": A word commonly used in Pakistan having to do with transportation but no English person knows about it 2017-09-19T15:13:06.653

54 What do you call the act of drinking a whole bottle of, say, water in one go? 2018-08-13T20:54:41.830

53 Can I write "nonsensual data" for data that makes no sense? 2015-04-22T11:41:31.017

52 Use "him" or "her" in this sentence about a hypothetical gender switch? 2016-05-18T08:33:53.360

52 What does "Although the Second Amendment people" mean? 2016-08-10T05:33:40.257

51 What does 'the Twelfth' mean in Article 7 of the US Constitution? 2016-03-22T20:28:41.603

51 "[I]t literally scared her to death" - Why is "I" in brackets? 2016-03-30T13:31:53.583

51 What is the correct pronunciation of "the"? 2017-03-23T10:24:13.487

50 Why is Zika capitalized and chikungunya and yellow fever are not? 2016-02-29T12:17:07.090


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