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Most likely no. X is one of many symbols used for unknowns throughout the history of mathematics, and comes from a notation in the 1600's that used several other letters alongside X. Some Arab mathematicians used the Arabic word for 'thing' to represent an unknown, however it was several hundred years between that and X becoming popular, with many other ...


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The Guardian did a short piece on this and the bottom line is straightforward: American kids may have picked up a Britishism or two, but the claim that they’re developing a whole accent based off a cartoon is, according to linguistics experts, likely exaggerated. The experts quoted in the article explain that mimicking specific words and developing an ...


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The meme as displayed is anachronistic, ahistorical and a complete confabulation of terms and meanings. It makes really no direct sense whatsoever. But as a symptom to be used as a diagnostic marker it has value. Trotsky didn't invent the word, didn't change much of its meaning or applicability, nor its popularity nor gig he push it into now common usage or ...


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It is within the range of 35,000–75,000 depending on your level of learning, so a better number would be 50,000. Underestimates Part of it is going to depend on what you consider to be your vocabulary. Do you only count words you use on a regular basis and know thoroughly, or does a word you might only scarcely recognize once you see it count? It is ...


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