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What is a Republican? And a Democrat?

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The English Language: 100 FAQ There are only two major political parties in the US; the Republicans & the Democrats . A representative from one or other party has won every presidential election since 1852.

What is a primary? What is a caucus?

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American presidential elections follow a fixed timetable in a system that has its origins in the American Constitution.

What are phrasal verbs? Why are they difficult to learn?

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Where does the name Macintosh come from?

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The first Apple logo features Isaac Newton. There is no reference Macintosh or Turin The naming of the world's most glamorous technology company is surrounded by entertaining legends.

Why God Rest You/Ye Merry Gentlemen?

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This is rousing version of the traditional carol is, according to Mark Israel , one of thousands to get the words wrong.

Christmas songs that do not mention Christmas?

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'picture print by Currier and Ives' mentioned in Sleigh Ride Several of the very best 'Christmas songs'  make no specific reference to the festival itself.