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50 votes
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Is there a term which covers ATM cards, credit cards, and debit cards?

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Is there a term for referring to an organization by its city rather than by its name?

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9 answers
331k views

What's the difference between a jumper, a pullover, and a sweater?

31 votes
4 answers
80k views

What's the difference between "informal", "colloquial", "slang", and "vulgar"?

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10 answers
81k views

Do native English speakers use the word "touristic"?

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6 answers
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What do you call those divisions of a book bigger than a paragraph but smaller than a chapter?

20 votes
1 answer
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Does this device to restrict access to roads have a generic name?

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8 answers
57k views

When did the term "flip flop" displace the term "thong" in North America for a type of sandal?

17 votes
9 answers
30k views

Is there a term for simultaneous snow and rain?

15 votes
1 answer
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Is there a maximum number of suffixes that can be added to an English word?

15 votes
6 answers
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What's the most accurate term for phrases such as "storm in a teacup" and "making mountains out of molehills"?

15 votes
4 answers
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What's the difference between orthography and spelling?

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3 answers
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Does "hieroglyph" only refer to the ancient Egyptian form of writing or to any writing system whose basic elements represent words?

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3 answers
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Is it "5–6 weeks are a lot of time" or "5–6 weeks is a lot of time"?

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2 answers
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Is the term "KTV" in use in any English-speaking country?

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Is it true that etymology is the leading tool to understand the correct use of words?

9 votes
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Is there an English word meaning "snacks eaten as an accompaniment while drinking alcohol"?

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Is there a word better than "exotic" to describe languages that are little known and little studied but have many speakers?

7 votes
8 answers
4k views

An antonym for "continuum" to describe a limited set of possible options

7 votes
1 answer
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Which demographic of English speakers say "I've to" for "I have to"?

7 votes
3 answers
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Is "surroundings" a plural noun or a mass noun that just happens to take the form of a plural?

7 votes
4 answers
27k views

To know something "inside out" or "inside and out"?

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3 answers
595 views

If a word is coined / popularized / used only or mainly by second-language speakers of English, is it still considered to be an English word?

6 votes
2 answers
11k views

Is "to wear" also used as a "dynamic verb" meaning "to don", "to put on"?

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Antonym(s) for "antipode" / "antipodes" / "antipodean"?

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Which punctuation to use in "I wonder _ could there be..."

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Is there a different grammatical term for "If I was" than for "If I were"?

5 votes
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Plural of "copula", does "copulas" or "copulae" sound more professional?

4 votes
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Which is correct, "summiting" or "summitting"?

4 votes
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Are/were these strings of decorative colourful triangles known as "dags"?