Colonel

Why is the word colonel pronounced like it has an “r” in it?

The American word, colonel, was derived from the French word, coronel, through a process called dissimilation. In the 1500's, English borrowed a handful of military...
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Why are there two Koreas?

The division of Korea into North Korea and South Korea occurred after World War II in 1945, ending the Empire of Japan's nearly four-decade-long...
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Who pays for my door if the cops break it down?

If the authorities break down your door to locate or help you, you will be responsible for paying for a new door. However, if...
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Why are they called Navy SEALs?

The SEALs are trained to operate in all environments (SEa, Air, and Land) for which they are named. The Navy SEALs are the U.S. Navy's primary special operations...
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Why is it called THE Ukraine and not just Ukraine?

When Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union (USSR), some Soviets referred to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic (UkSSR) as "the Ukraine." However, since...

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