The Daily Populous

Thursday December 12nd, 2019 night edition

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Don’t dally-dilly thinking about it—you probably felt the offending phrase zag-zig through your gut with the intensity of a pong ping ball.

And for that you can thank the rule of “ablaut reduplication”—a hidden formula all English speakers know implicitly despite having never heard of it before.

Tatiana Ayazo/ Reduplication, as you can probably guess, refers to when a word is repeated in phrases like bye-bye, choo-choo, and Nae Nae.

And while you may not consciously realize it, almost every example of ablaut reduplication in the English language follows the exact same pattern.

If there are two words then the first is I and the second is either A or O.”.

As to why this I-A-O pattern has such a firm hold in our linguistic history, nobody can say.

Whatever the case, the world’s English speakers are on-board, and you will never catch Lucy accusing Charlie Brown of being washy-wishy. »

Prince Andrew accuser's chilling tweet as Epstein's alleged 'pimp' reportedly prepares to give interview

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"I have made this known to my therapist and GP - If something happens to me - (for) the sake of my family do not let this go away and help me to protect them.

The widely circulated photo of Prince Andrew with the 17 year-old Virginia Roberts and Ghislain Maxwell taken inside her Belgravia apartment.

"Apparently, she’ll say Virginia Giuffre is lying and Andrew never had sex with her,” the source said. »

AT&T raises DirecTV prices again despite losing millions of customers

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"Because our programming costs went up, we have to raise our monthly prices for select packages," AT&T said in a notice titled "TV price changes for 2020."

An additional $2 increase on the Regional Sports Network fee means that some customers will pay another $10 per month.

Customers who have promotional pricing will "keep that discount until it expires" and pay the new, higher price afterward, AT&T said. »

The public servants Trump smeared as 'traitors' and 'human scum' are Time magazine's 2019 'Guardians of the Year'

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The nonpartisan career officials who blew the whistle on President Donald Trump and testified against him are Time magazine's 2019 "Guardians of the Year.".

For more than two months, the magazine said, the president "attacked the public servants as 'traitors' and 'human scum.'"

Yovanovitch and Hill are out of public life but not out of the spotlight. »

Trump news: President claims that 'US is no longer laughed at' just days after European leaders mocked him

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To call this a routine rally for the president would be an understatement as Trump was seemingly reeling off the first thing that came into his head.

Ranting about everything from the Space Force to the FBI, Trump was completely unfiltered and even made a reference to a Kevin Costner movie.

Perhaps, one of the most eyebrow-raising moments of the entire evening was when he claimed that because of him, the United States is no longer being laughed at. »