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Jun
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comment Why did the Native American city of Cahokia die out?
@T.E.D.: I'm just looking at wikipedia for my reference. But either way, 30K is not "one of the world's largest" especially when it is among oodles in that second tier. Understanding is not helped by misdirected comparison. Also, I think your reference is somehow missing Baghdad and East Asia.
Jun
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comment Why did the Native American city of Cahokia die out?
Just a cavil re "one of the world's largest cities at the time". Kaifeng, Chang An, Baghdad, Constantinople, Cordoba all above 500K, 'at the time'. Sure, Cahokia was extraordinarily big...but only in comparison to the tiny villages in the rest of the midwest and east.
Aug
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comment Rosie the Riveter and “We Can Do It!”
This would be great for history.SE
Aug
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comment Rosie the Riveter and “We Can Do It!”
"We can do it!" is not idiomatic; that's about as much as you can get out of that sentence. Who is we? Culturally, the presumed readers, US citizens. What is it? Culturally, whatever it takes for the war effort. All cultural.
Aug
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comment Rosie the Riveter and “We Can Do It!”
That's somewhat of a cultural question, not really a language question. But yes, many people learn about it in school, just general WWII history or maybe feminist history. You'd have to be pretty old to know about it from the original ads though.
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