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English Idioms Decoded: What Are Crocodile Tears?

After writing my last article explaining “rooting for the underdog,” I’ve since started watching analysis videos on the show Black Mirror by YouTuber Bryce Dallas Brown. In one of my favorite episodes, “Crocodile,” Brown gives a really good explanation why it was given that title. It symbolizes the crocodile-like grip of the consequences of the …

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American Slang Decoded: Kill Them with Kindness – What Does It Mean?

In my last article, I discussed the American slang “How ‘bout them apples?” and how, contrary to what it says literally, the phrase actually has nothing to do with apples and more about showing off. But there are still a lot of American English idioms that exist in our vocabulary that can confound people whose …

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Good Night or Goodnight

Good Night or Goodnight? How to Properly Spell Greetings for Morning, Noon, and Night

Whether greeting or saying goodbye to a stranger or a friend, chances are, you’ve used the phrase “good morning,” “good afternoon,” or “good night.” It’s a polite way of saying hello or goodbye and is used by plenty of cultures around the world. It seems simple enough, saying it out loud. But when in writing, …

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