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The greatest thing since bread idioms

 

When it comes to offering both nutritional and linguistic value, no food is more nourishing than good ol’, plain ol’ bread.…

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Pronunciation: enˈvenəm
verb
put poison on or into; make poisonous

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Fedoras to mullets: decades of fashion words

 

It can be pretty difficult to keep track of current fashion trends; it seems as soon as you finally become accustomed to…