Greybeard
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Why was this high-voted question closed?
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The answer seems to be given by the OP when he says @lly Haha, fair enough, though it answered my curiosity well. I didn't have a specific context in mind. You will note that, because of this, no ...

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I'm trying to find credible sources for the etymology of the word "naughty" Any tips?
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The OED gives 96 variations of the spelling of "naught/nought" (of which not one is "nort") For the word "naughty", it gives a mere 12 varieties but this is probably ...

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Let's discuss this edit
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If we assume this is what the OP meant, That is what should have been done. Despite the poor syntax, we have Can someone tell me where this word comes from? I can’t see that there is much that is ...

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I'm speechless: how could this question by an English learner get misinterpreted as a serious linguistics topic?
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When I first read Is "the" ever pronounced "knee"? I assumed it meant "is "th" ever pronounced "n"... I was not the only one - Herrison at March 17 2018 thought the same thing and actually went ...

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How does the ELU community define a century? When did this century start 2001 or 2000?
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I’m sure that you understand the vagueness of, e.g. “the 14th century” and realise that nothing here is going to clarify that vagueness As a century is, as per OED II. A period of one hundred years. ...

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Where can I find a large corpus of contemporary English writing?
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There is already Google Ngram Viewer that does what you propose.

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