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comment Why is the word “pepper” used for both capsicum (e.g. bell pepper) and piper (e.g. black pepper)?
what do you mean "common culinary uses"?
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revised Why is the word “pepper” used for both capsicum (e.g. bell pepper) and piper (e.g. black pepper)?
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asked Why is the word “pepper” used for both capsicum (e.g. bell pepper) and piper (e.g. black pepper)?
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asked What's the original/most used variant of “If I had a [dollar/dime/quarter/penny] for every time ____ ”?
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comment What did the English call alcohol before they had the word alcohol?
good point.. They didn't know about organic chemistry, which means that they wouldn't know that ether had a "general structure ROR'", related to alcohol. It's more reason to disassociate alcohol and ether.
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comment What did the English call alcohol before they had the word alcohol?
I suggest you remove the bit about ether. Anyone with basic knowledge in organic chemistry would tell you that it is not alcohol. Yes they are related and have almost similar structures, but they are completely distinct classes of compounds.
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comment What connotation does “to fork one's repo” have?
welcome to English.SE!
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