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Do You Know What These Weird Words and Phrases Actually Mean?

January 19, 2016

Don't look up any of these English language words, which are very real, and still in use. You’ll find them in important legal documents, monthly bills, news stories, and more. So get ready to flex your rhetorical muscles, try your best not to Google, and see if you really understand what you’re reading.

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Do You Know What These Weird Words and Phrases Actually Mean?