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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Veered off course means wandered off topic.

    It was used because ems chose to use a metaphor for stylistic effect.

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    I did?! And I didn't even know that's what I'd done. God, I'm good!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You can't learn about English in a vacuum. Often culture explains language and vice versa.
    Why do you use double u in the word vacuum? Is there any more words in English in which double u is used?

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    That's how it's spelled. Don't ask me why. I am not aware of any other words that have "uu" in them.

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    Default Re: credit card or ATM card

    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    Why do you use double u in the word vacuum?
    That's how we spell /vŠkjuəm/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    That's how we spell /vŠkjuəm/
    Was my question grammatically correct?
    Is there any more words in English in which double u is used?

    Did I use the verb "is" correctly or should I have used "are"? Also please tell me if we use singular or plural after the word double such as double u or double u's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Innocent Fairy View Post
    Was my question grammatically correct?
    Is Are there any more words in English in which double u is used?
    Also please tell me if we use singular or plural after the word "double" such as "double u" or "double u's"?
    Double u.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Double u.
    Thank you so very much, sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    That's how it's spelled. Don't ask me why. I am not aware of any other words that have "uu" in them.
    Continuum, residuum.

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