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hawkeye
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45 votes
2 answers
8k views

What is the word for pronouncing ‘th’ as ‘v’ as part of your English accent?

34 votes
7 answers
16k views

What is the American word for 'tea-towel'?

14 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is there a name for the assumption that people in past ages were less able to reason?

11 votes
2 answers
8k views

Does rational come from ratio or ratio come from rational?

7 votes
8 answers
12k views

Is 'yeah-nah' a uniquely Australian idiom?

6 votes
2 answers
4k views

Is the term 'Occidental' still in common usage - or is it a legacy of a bygone age?

6 votes
3 answers
461 views

Are there different names for a pontoon if it is parallel or extending out from the shore?

5 votes
2 answers
495 views

What is the UK equivalent of 'murica and 'straya?

5 votes
2 answers
36k views

"Please be considerate of..." vs. "please be considerate to..."

5 votes
1 answer
706 views

Do Pate (head) and Pater (Father) come from the same origin?

4 votes
3 answers
15k views

"There were lots to do" vs "There was lots to do...": is the backward existential still used?

4 votes
2 answers
236 views

"To market, to market, to buy a fresh pig" vs "To the markets" valid English?

4 votes
2 answers
581 views

Does the phrase 'human race' allude to the idea of a relay?

4 votes
4 answers
12k views

What is the correct verb for 'driving' a ferry?

4 votes
5 answers
2k views

What's the logical fallacy where people dismiss what you say as irrelevant to the real-world?

4 votes
1 answer
17k views

Why is Hugh called 'Shuggy' in Scottish?

4 votes
2 answers
459 views

In Singaporean English, what does the phrase 'Ok, Ken' mean?

3 votes
3 answers
371 views

Phrase choice - phrase to describe exodus of meaningful celebrities from Australia [closed]

3 votes
2 answers
2k views

"Not to worry" — unknown grammar category?

3 votes
3 answers
1k views

What is the name of the grammatical device where 18th and 19th Century sentences started with 'which'?

3 votes
2 answers
417 views

Do English speaking subcultures attach different meanings to the phrase "I'm sorry"? [duplicate]

3 votes
4 answers
1k views

Is there any connection between 'biscuit' and 'bisque'?

2 votes
2 answers
108 views

What is the name for this dichotomy between rapid feedback vs whole-system in thinking/problem solving styles?

2 votes
2 answers
629 views

Which is correct? "The people James is concerned about" vs "The people James are concerned about"?

2 votes
3 answers
6k views

What are the South African words for crisps and French Fries?

2 votes
2 answers
490 views

Does describing someone as 'sensitive' conflate two different ideas?

2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is there a difference between 18thC 'pressing' and 20thC 'conscription'?

2 votes
2 answers
23k views

What is the origin of the word espresso? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
53 views

What is the phrase for 'essential spark' or 'unifying vision' that unique pieces of writing have that bring people together around a cause?

2 votes
1 answer
110 views

What is the name/terminology for these two types of knowledge?