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48 votes
27 answers
19k views

Is there a word/ phrase to describe somebody who has devoted their life to practising something but is still not very good at it?

43 votes
2 answers
7k views

I can understand 'Disaster Preparedness' but what is 'Pediatric Terrorism?'

17 votes
9 answers
6k views

What is that feeling...?

11 votes
4 answers
20k views

origin of "Liar, liar, Pants on fire"

8 votes
4 answers
2k views

What is the English term for "unwittingly misspelling words based on their pronunciation?"

7 votes
2 answers
1k views

A lady or a woman?

7 votes
3 answers
145k views

Didn't used to or didn't use to? [duplicate]

6 votes
3 answers
1k views

WHY do so many people struggle with ‘who’ and ‘whom’?

6 votes
3 answers
4k views

How do I choose between ‘who’ or ‘whom’ when the subject pronoun is unclear?

5 votes
4 answers
653 views

What stylistic or grammatical reasons prevent users and grammarians from reaching a consensus in the debate over the comma splice?

5 votes
3 answers
12k views

What is the difference between "confidence" and "self-confidence"

4 votes
5 answers
5k views

single word noun for somebody who is unfaithful to their spouse / relationship-partner [duplicate]

4 votes
1 answer
2k views

What was the origin of the phrase "15 minutes of fame"?

4 votes
2 answers
560 views

Norman Mailer's famous sentence -- where is the grammatical error?

3 votes
1 answer
1k views

Can we use 'undesirable' as an opposite of 'desirable' in the romantic meaning of the term?

3 votes
1 answer
504 views

Single word **or phrase** for somebody who feigns deafness when contradicted?

3 votes
3 answers
362 views

what is a single word or short phrase in English for "a nation within a State"?

3 votes
2 answers
1k views

Is "not at all very good" correct usage?

2 votes
0 answers
195 views

Is there a word or phrase for an insult that is presented as "I would never call" which is a meaningless denial in context? [duplicate]

2 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is there a word, phrase or idiom for "a person who is incapable of thinking about the future"?

2 votes
2 answers
9k views

'Beware of' or just 'beware?'

2 votes
1 answer
1k views

Is "humble myself" idiomatically sound?

2 votes
1 answer
331 views

Why do many foreigners forget to say 'it' while speaking English?

2 votes
2 answers
1k views

Gender-neutral nouns that are mostly applied to persons of a particular gender? [closed]

2 votes
1 answer
3k views

What is a "malaphor"?

2 votes
2 answers
19k views

Use of *obviously*, *apparently* and *evidently* as qualifying words while reporting what someone said -- what is the difference?

1 vote
2 answers
148 views

We all know the difference, but: can 'all' ever substitute for 'both?'

1 vote
1 answer
584 views

'Absolutely no right' and 'no absolute right' difference?

1 vote
4 answers
525 views

Is it all right to use the term "infant child" in writing?

1 vote
1 answer
2k views

Is there a single word or phrase for "excessive humility disproportionate to ability or achievement"?