do you read me?
Do you understand me? For example, I'm sick of all these meetings—do you read me? This phrase originally applied to messages received by radio or telephone. [c. 1930]
Do you ever wish you could eliminate some of the ambiguity in English? Read about a language that was created for that purpose.Have you felt that English wasn’t rationally constructed? Do you ever wonder, for instance, why we made “affect” and “effect” seem so similar when they mean two different things? Or why “you’re” are “your” sound identical, but are dissimilar in meaning? Couldn’t we have designed something little bit more simple? About two decades ago, a group in Washington, D.C. attempted to do just that. In …
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- do unto others as you would have them do unto you,
- do up,
- do well,
- do with,
- do without,
- do's and don'ts,
- do, doing,
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