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“Muss” vs. “muß” and “dass” vs. “daß” frequency changes in the XIX Century and in 1945. What do these curves mean?

This question arose just out of curiosity on how the Reform der deutschen Rechtschreibung von 1996 looks like in Ngrams. If one compares dass vs. daß, as expected, at 1996 the plots from Ngram show ...
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Ist es unhöflich, Vornamen mit Artikel zu erwähnen?

Klingt es unhöflich die Vornamen, mit einem vorgestellten Artikeln zu sagen? z.B. Der Hans ist bei der Helga.
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Does “Tschüssie” sound a little …weiblich?

Actually I don't know where did I learn the word Tschüßie, but I suspect that is a word that is not so frequently used by men[*]. Is it true? *And I don't know if there is a term for that ...
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Should I use the “neue Rechtschreibung” even with people who capitalize “Du”, “Dich”, usw.?

I write sometimes to people which answer not using the neue Rechtschreibung. Some of them write daß instead of dass and use some other spellings for words which already were changed. I have no problem ...
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Is “Wie geht's (dir)?” actually supposed to be answered?

As far as I know, How are you? is not supposed to be answered [1]: In most of the cases it just means hi!. Question: Regarding the closest German equivalent, i.e. "Wie geht's (dir)?", should this ...
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Ist „tut mir leid“ stärker als „Entschuldigung“?

Ich würde gerne die verschiedenen Schichten verstehen, die es gibt, um sich zu entschuldigen. Die Frage wäre aber sehr breit. Deswegen frage ich nur: Ist „tut mir leid“ stärker als „Entschuldigung“?...