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Where does the word #hashtag come from?

Hashtags are the # symbols used on Twitter and other social media, like Instagram and Facebook.
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What does inside baseball mean?

Inside baseball is a term popular with political and media analysts.

What is a curveball?

In American English a curveball is a deceptive or unexpected action which poses a new challenge e.g. He threw a curveball by threatening to walk out of the meeting.  

Where does the word baseball come from?

The earliest reference to baseball comes in a diary entry of a Surrey solicitor, William Bray.

What is 'concept creep'?

Which countries do not have an official language?

According to Henry Hitchings Language Wars (2011) these nations do not currently have an official primary language:

How did Dickens change the English language?