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Positive Anymore

An Omaha, Nebraska man wonders about starting a sentence with the word anymore, meaning “nowadays.” Linguists refer to this usage as positive anymore, which is common in much of the Midwest and stems from Scots-Irish syntax. This is part...

legislative cracker-barrel

legislative cracker-barrel  n.— «As part of what’s called the Legislative Cracker-barrel, state lawmakers from the Elk Point area were invited to answer questions about what’s going on at the state level.» —“South Dakota Lawmakers...

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