The word "unfriend" appeared in print all the way back in 1659.
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In the late 1800s and early 1900s, naturalist and taxidermist Carl Akeley led a series of expeditions to Africa to collect specimens for the Field Museum. Here are a few highlights.
These passages from old English textbooks aren't wrong—but they don't sound quite right, either.
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