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Please include Middle English reference entries from noted linguist JRR Tolkien available in public domain Project Gutenberg. "A Middle English Vocabulary" by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien available at Project Gutenberg.

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I wonder if it comes from حَبيبيw:Habibi? The ending would be wrong for a women in Arabic, but it might have lost that distinction in the transition to Urdu. Chuck Entz 07:25, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
Probably a misspelling or variant of Bœotia, no? Cnilep (talk) 08:07, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

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2014 April 1, Roger Cohen, “The case for Scotland”, International New York Times, page 9:
The fact that David Cameron, the conservative prime minister, is a plummy-voiced, Eton-educated, upper-class Brit from central casting has played into [Alex] Salmond's hands.
Added as from central casting and out of central casting. Central Casting is an American company which specializes in casting extras. It might be possible to create an idiomatic definition of central casting/Central Casting, e.g. "a notional place from which people who perfectly represent a particular stereotype originate," but this seems clunky and overly complex to me. -Cloudcuckoolander (talk) 03:56, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
Great! — Cheers, JackLee talk 19:02, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

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  • kakotopia - related to dystopia.
  • kegler - a bowler, apparently. -- Ken g6 05:21, 21 January 2011 (UTC)
    As in the hat? Or the person? Mglovesfun (talk) 20:37, 14 August 2013 (UTC)
  • kench - To laugh uproariously.
  • knevel reputedly an old Saxon or Early English word meaning moustache. Can this be verified?

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It’s to accompany gun control. --Æ&Œ (talk) 02:31, 29 September 2013 (UTC)

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  • leeward side - heaps of hits on OneLook, see also the Wikipedia article ---> Tooironic (talk) 08:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
  • logaoedic - adj and noun
  • lergy - alternative spelling of lurgy
  • line of thought — an expression I've heard being used many times, which I'm planning to use now on a definition of a word, but which doesn't have a page yet.
  • labiolingual - related to dentistry or orthodontics?
  • leeside - something geological

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  • negative priming
  • nobody bats 1.000, in reference to baseball, have heard it figuratively and non-baseball playing nations find it a mystery (like us in the UK). Mglovesfun (talk) 12:48, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
    Should be nobody bats 1000. "1.000" means "one" in English-speaking countries, not one thousand, which is "1,000". —

Paul G (talk) 11:17, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

  • In baseball, 1.000 is pronounced "a thousand", just as 0.300 is pronounced "three hundred". Mglovesfun (talk) 11:20, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
  • noize
  • not for worlds, e.g. "I wouldn't miss it for worlds"
  • not know one is born, as in "kids today don't know they're born" (are they foolish? spoiled? demanding?)

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  • off-time, off time and offtime - many uses, including tech jargon in engineering and physics; and also film names

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  • Quebecistan
  • quelle surprise (taken from the French phrase, used in English to sarcastically say "what a surprise", pronounced as the French is)

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  • urinary tract infection - see Wikipedia page ---> Tooironic (talk) 04:34, 5 February 2014 (UTC) The page says "an infection that affects part of the urinary tract" (and goes on to describe the various different parts) so an entry is inappropriate; pure SoP. Equinox 23:10, 1 March 2014 (UTC)

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  • we'll see and we'll see about that - surprised we don't have these common phrases ---> Tooironic (talk) 02:38, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
  • work day, non-existent entry
  • workshare (noun) -- appears to be a widely used term to describe European government funding arrangements where work, especially for military and space projects, are shared in some manner across national European country boundaries based on some non-market criteria of the "work" being contracted to occur, in the main, within national boundaries in some sort of share commensurate with that countries "contribution" to the particular agency or project. I don't fully understand the concept; but it appears to be widely used in various sources, especially those that describe the ESA and EU funding. It can also be seen in several Wikipedia articles, but appears to never be defined. One good reliable source to illustrate the concept is [26], but I'll add the quotation in hidden text since Aviation Week articles often quickly dissapear behind a paywall. Cheers. N2e (talk) 15:21, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
  • worth the candle
  • Wratten
  • wub - onomatopoeia; the sound from dubstep. Might also refer to dubstep itself? Or maybe that's wub wub or even wub wub wub. I dont' know, I'm not up to date on this newfangled music. Ultimateria (talk) 02:43, 21 January 2014 (UTC)

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  • zoop onomatopoeic; correlates with zip and zap; Bones, season 3, episode 2 "zip it" "but" "zoop"
  • zucked or zuckered (blend of "Zuckerberg" and "fucked" or "suckered"): left in a disadvantageous position after Mark Zuckerberg's behaviour with regard to Facebook shares: if it has enough evidence at end of the year.

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