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41 votes
5 answers
34k views

Why is the unit of measure placed before the value for currencies? Are there other measures where the unit precedes value?

31 votes
4 answers
96k views

Why is the word 'bologna' pronounced like 'baloney'?

25 votes
3 answers
165k views

What's the name for people with black hair?

20 votes
7 answers
18k views

Difference between "retro" and "vintage"

16 votes
5 answers
41k views

Difference between "transparent" and "translucent" [closed]

10 votes
2 answers
5k views

What are the origins of using "bee" to mean a competition, as in a "spelling bee"?

9 votes
6 answers
4k views

Is it OK to add a question mark to show inflection?

9 votes
3 answers
8k views

Term for words with identical spelling but different meaning and different pronunciation

6 votes
4 answers
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Is it OK to use a forward slash '/' between words other than the obvious 'and/or'?

6 votes
1 answer
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Pronunciation of the letter 'W' [closed]

6 votes
2 answers
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Term for words such as "un-f**king-believable" or "a-whole-nother" [duplicate]

5 votes
2 answers
2k views

Is there another way to say 'secret handshake'?

5 votes
4 answers
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Is there an antonym for 'nonplussed'? [closed]

4 votes
1 answer
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What do you call words that are misspelled to add effect?

4 votes
6 answers
39k views

Why "interesting" is sometimes pronounced as "intra-sting"

3 votes
6 answers
23k views

Why is it "how come" and not "why come"? [duplicate]

2 votes
1 answer
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Words that change meaning when the first letter is capitalized [closed]

1 vote
3 answers
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Is it 'buy-in to', 'buy into', or 'buy in to' in the following sentence

0 votes
5 answers
3k views

thrice, twice, once, *zeroce?