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The way in which English is spoken, either formally or informally. As opposed to written usage.

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I saw this from my dictionary: What are you drinking? used to offer to buy someone a drink, especially in a pub spoken. I am wondering if this usage is indeed applied in practice. What are …
asked Jul 21 '18 by dan
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I heard a Burger King promotion on a radio, saying: Beautiful! 2 for 5! // It means 2 hamburgers, 5 bucks To me, '2 for 5' sounds like you pay 2 hamburgers to buy 5 bucks, which is illogical. …
asked Nov 3 '17 by dan
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I heard the sentence in a movie: I'm kind of slammed. My guess is that I'm kind of overwhelmed by lots of work. But I am not quite sure. What does it truly mean? Under what circumstances would i …
asked Jan 8 '18 by dan
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I heard this exchange from Friends (an American TV show): ... ... A: They do you. B: Do me? ... ... (Unfortunately, I don't know the episode number.) The context is that A is B' …
asked Jul 20 '18 by dan
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I've seen these lines from the TV show Mom. A is a woman and B is a man A: So, should we do it? B: Yeah! Sure. A: Okay! Great! Tonight! Burgundy Bistro. 8:00 and I'll wear a red scarf …
asked Jul 4 '18 by dan
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The hat became motionless once more; applause broke out, though it was punctured, for the first time in Harry's memory, with muttering and whispers. All across the Great Hall students were exchangi …
asked Jan 29 by dan
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I heard it on a TV show. The girls moved in a new house. A man comes to the house and says: "Killer house, guys." There was a murder happened in this house, but that seems not to be what the man inten …
asked Jan 17 '18 by dan
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I heard the sentence below in the TV show, "Two Broke Girls". I don't give a crap what you said. I think it should add an 'about'. Then it becomes: I don't give a crap about what you said. …
asked Oct 23 '17 by dan