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39 votes
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How and when did American spelling supersede British spelling in the US?

30 votes
6 answers
25k views

Hip Hip Hooray!

21 votes
5 answers
23k views

"I'm on the brew"

17 votes
5 answers
65k views

Why does 'coed' only mean female coeducational students?

14 votes
2 answers
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Normans vs. Saxons: cow = beef, sheep = mutton, chicken =?

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2 answers
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Pronunciation of "Celt": /kɛlt/ vs. /sɛlt/

14 votes
1 answer
60k views

Yes, no, adverbs, and interjections

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5 answers
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Medical term for deafness

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3 answers
51k views

Term for a person who can read but cannot write

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6 answers
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Origin of "as useful as a chocolate teapot / fireguard"

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6 answers
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Etymology of 'ripped' as in 'ripped abs'

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4 answers
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Why are Australian redheads often called 'bluey'?

10 votes
2 answers
17k views

"Bust a cap" meaning and derivation

10 votes
3 answers
12k views

What are the components of a word called?

10 votes
3 answers
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Is "make due" now considered acceptable?

9 votes
5 answers
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Cooking apples and cleaning ladies

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6 answers
53k views

Is 'Jap' still considered an ethnic slur?

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5 answers
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Alternative definitions of wifebeater

9 votes
4 answers
801 views

Checked-out teenagers

8 votes
2 answers
5k views

Pedlar vs. peddler

8 votes
4 answers
18k views

French Letters and condoms

8 votes
1 answer
10k views

Different types of whistling

8 votes
4 answers
4k views

Why is the colour green associated with both growth and illness?

7 votes
4 answers
2k views

Use of American-Indian "How" in British English

7 votes
2 answers
297 views

Old (professional) Adam

7 votes
2 answers
656 views

Do ‘und’ and ‘till’ make “until” a tautology?

7 votes
3 answers
836 views

"He rolled his toilet things into his housewife"

7 votes
5 answers
9k views

Losing bottles and bottling out

6 votes
4 answers
9k views

What is the difference between a "prefix" and a "combining form"?

6 votes
3 answers
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Whispering "sweet nothings"