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Ghotiy spelling

It's pronounced Using these "sounds": (Examples mostly taken from here.)
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How Many Policemen?

The number of participants The 50 cans of drink The number of policemen
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Confessions of a Riddle Junkie

Taking a pop at this: I'm $\bbox[#fff9c3]{\color{#fff9c3}{\textbf{NO PEEKING!}}}$ and I am alcoholic. I sometimes also take pot; it makes me kind of casual. And crack too, because it makes me ...
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"bees" -> "hive" in 5 letter changes or fewer

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The Late Queen Gives in to Remorse - Reverse Hangman

The answer is: Add a "C", I am what has been, Add a "G", I might be a queen, Add a "P", I'll turn away from sin Add an "L" and I may just give in.
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What number is that ? Asks Grandpa

Grandpa is thinking of because anagrams to and
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Rebus puzzle "cancelled"

I think that this rebus was published in America and is
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Ghotiy spelling

I think it's Explanation:
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What is the smallest set of letters that can spell any integer?

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Rarer for younger, yet also the opposite

Along the lines of AHKieran I think the answer is actually I am a common word that refers to a person. I rarely refer to very young people – in fact, the older a person is, the more likely they are ...
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A Riddle of Mine

I'll go with
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Well-known American figure with Roman numerals

I suspect it might be
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Why Alexa Shouldn't Teach Non-Native English Speakers About Idioms

They cost ≈ $0.00833333333333333333333333333333 each. Go! Intentionally fracture your fibula! You are the joints of the lower appendages of a eusocial animal. I bequeath unto you the frigid ...
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A word pronounced like letters

Two five-letter ones: and three 4s: In general, these are called "grammagrams". There are several lists available online, including this one and this questionable one.
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A rhopalic sentence of at-least 5 words, beginning with as long word as possible

7 words, starting at 14 letters, ending at 20: You’d have thought this old left-winger would be supportive of his descendants’ views — but apparently not.
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What's "gopher wood"?

Completing what DooplissForce started... Drenched with sweat He loosened his girdle What's for dinner Oh my back! Take away the serpents, and you get While these four woods are commonly used for ...
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A brief int counter

I think the next number is The sequence is
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Took a trip to a parallel universe, need help deciphering

I'm pretty sure the lecture (or at least that part of it) was about The inscription The mysterious prefix $\vee\sqcup$
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The Case of the Miscalculating Calculator

It took over a year, but it is solved! The calculator works by converting each number into its english representation (1 --> "one"), and then converting the word back into a number using ...
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Overheard while hiking

Person 1 is taunting Person 2 for
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Regular Expressions

/straw$/; # (3,5,5) /\d+safety\d+/; # (6,6,2,7) /^\@[67]+$/; # (10,2,2,5,3,6) /(my |the high)way/; # (2,3,2,3,7) /(Thomas|Richard|Harold)...
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Imagine a chess board, but seven-eighths wide

You are Imagine a chess board, but seven-eighths wide and fit about five darker pieces inside. I've got that, but seven times height, I'm inch to yard black, and week to year white. I've got flower-...
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Order order everywhere

At 7am you would have seen: Nothing happens on the sixth hour because:
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Can you follow Directions?

The answer is And the question is Reasoning: Being able to count on your hands and feet without using big toes or thumbs refers to
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The Vowel Eater

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curious inflection of English words

The trick here lies in The agent-noun form of The past-tense form of The present-participle form of The past-participle form of
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What do you call a pH Table?

A pH table can be described cryptically as: To find this, we need to... We now need to extract some letters from these 12 discovered phrases to produce the final 12-letter answer (one from each) - ...
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English is so confusing! Can one word have two opposite meanings?

Possibly
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Why will my friend have to grow his beard out?

Maybe it is because
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CSE Hex Cube Puzzle

At last, this is solved. Let's first look at something on the solved cube Face by face... Given that, let's just try the following : Still looks like gibberish I was stuck a fair while here, ...
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