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For instance. I've never really paid attention to white vans, but when the DC sniper was at large and they stated that he's probably shooting from a white van, white vans seemed to appear out of no where and be around every corner!

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migrated to english.stackexchange.com by Neil Fein Aug 17 '12 at 18:31

This question belongs on our site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts.

Seems like this question should be on EL&U. – Kit Z. Fox Aug 17 '12 at 1:00
Agreed, this is off-topic. @KitFox, since you're a mod over there, shall I send this to EL&U? – Neil Fein Aug 17 '12 at 3:18
@Neil Yes, let's. – Kit Z. Fox Aug 17 '12 at 10:55
@KitFox - Done! – Neil Fein Aug 17 '12 at 18:32

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