This post asked if ice cream was one word or two.
John Lawler's comment seems logical and accurate to me:
"Space: The Final Frontier. The answer to the question is "Yes". That is, some people consider it one word, and others two, so it is considered one word or two. Seriously, word is not well-enough defined to allow such precise counting."
J.R. also makes a great point:
"It depends on your definition of "word". For most situations, if a two-word phrase gets its own entry in the dictionary, then I regard it as a single word. But Scrabble players would disagree, and they'd all scream if I tried to play ICECREAM."
Lastly, JeffSahol makes another fine point with
"Here's a possible test: if it could be listed by the US Army in reverse order (as in "Sauce, Tomato"), then it's two words. Unfortunately, they don't put ice cream in MREs. :)"
Where/How can I find a list of all English words that contain more than one space, such as ice cream, (but not including phrases like tomato sauce)?
I have asked a question here before and it was closed and deleted for being off-topic, but it was very much on-topic and relevant. If this question also gets closed, I will lose all hope in this community.