gitl_eli7 (gitl_eli7) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Looking for a word...

Let's say you were a woman living in a polygamous society.  What relation would another wife of your husband be to you?  I'm pretty sure there's a world for this in English.  And out of curiousity, how would you say it in other languages?

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  • I guess basic is too basic.

    You have to love how slang evolves. In my day, insulting someone was dissing someone from the word disrespect. Now it is throwing shade, especially…

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    Here's an article about Australian slang words, tacked onto a story about an ex-pat USA citizen grappling with what looks & sounds to be the base…

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