This tag is for questions about English as it is used in our own day and times. This differs from the more general Modern English by being more restricted.

Use this tag for questions that are about finding out if a word is still used, again used or not used in contemporary English.

Consider the question check list if your question fits the tag. You can also look at the example questions. If this tag doesn't fit your question have a look below at somehow related tags that might fit your question better.

Question checklist

  • Is the question about how contemporary a usage is?
  • Does the question contain the word or phrase?
  • Does the question clearly describe the concern regarding the usage?

Example questions

Not what you are looking for?

  • Use for questions that concentrate on the origin of a word or phrase rather than nuances of the meaning.
  • Use if the question focuses on change over time of a phrase or word.
  • Use for questions about English between late 15th and late 17th century.
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