Pan-Hispanic Dictionary of Dodgy Stuff now online

Offhand I can’t recall ever having met an English dictionary dealing with non-standard and mistaken usage in quite the same as the Diccionario panhispánico de dudas, now searchable here. You construct a query like this.

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