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155 votes
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Why are the vowels in Christ and Christmas different? (and other strange diphthong behaviour)

67 votes
4 answers
10k views

Is there a term for the type of misleading joke comedians such as Stephen Colbert often use?

53 votes
5 answers
10k views

Is "flu" the only disease usually accompanied with "the"?

26 votes
6 answers
16k views

What do you call the gesture whereby you rest your palms on the side of your hips?

18 votes
7 answers
7k views

Why "be king", not "be a king"? [duplicate]

16 votes
3 answers
7k views

Obsessed or Obsessive?

15 votes
1 answer
2k views

Headphones-like ear warmers?

15 votes
5 answers
2k views

Do native speakers of major English varieties actually say "a software" or "softwares"?

14 votes
5 answers
10k views

What's the verb for "to drink small amounts of drink"? [closed]

13 votes
6 answers
23k views

groin vs crotch

12 votes
4 answers
6k views

Why is Saturday "day of Saturn"?

9 votes
1 answer
10k views

"I like apples" vs "I like apple"?

9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why did English borrow verbs ending in -ish? [closed]

8 votes
2 answers
12k views

In English, are words like 'English,' 'Monday,' and 'January' considered common nouns or proper nouns?

8 votes
1 answer
418 views

Is there any Saxon word that contains /ʒ/?

8 votes
2 answers
1k views

Why is the English word of Chinese origin "Shih Tzu" used to refer to a dog breed not known in Chinese as "Shih Tzu"?

7 votes
3 answers
445 views

Do there exist male names that derive from female names in English?

7 votes
5 answers
11k views

In(to) a road/path or On(to) a road/path?

6 votes
2 answers
354 views

What would the Old English Wōden look like in Modern English?

6 votes
3 answers
2k views

/ɪə/, /eə/, /ʊə/ as phonemes?

5 votes
1 answer
3k views

What does "movie/film" actually mean?

5 votes
3 answers
21k views

forget or forget about?

5 votes
1 answer
7k views

Is using "if you would" instead of "if you will" in the sense of "if you wish/want/like" technically "correct"?

4 votes
2 answers
161 views

What's the word or phrase for how one's body's health or behavior is unique to them?

3 votes
1 answer
350 views

Are baby cougars and cheetahs properly kittens or cubs?

3 votes
1 answer
4k views

What's the hand stacking gesture called?

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why aren't thumbs generally considered fingers?

3 votes
3 answers
2k views

/ə/ in a stressed syllable?

3 votes
1 answer
1k views

What's the English cognate with German "Stick" and Dutch "stik"?

3 votes
9 answers
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Should I use "did you know" or "do you know" to introduce a fact?