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94 votes
7 answers
22k views

Is there a gender neutral equivalent of “manspreading”?

63 votes
7 answers
6k views

What happened to the “ch” in moschito?

53 votes
3 answers
26k views

Is the etymology of "salary" a myth?

49 votes
10 answers
23k views

Should I say "ATM" or "cashpoint" in the UK?

40 votes
2 answers
14k views

Why were slum kids called “urchins”?

40 votes
4 answers
6k views

Did the English call a fruit “openærs” for 700 years?

39 votes
22 answers
230k views

What do we call people who go to the gym?

37 votes
5 answers
9k views

Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News

36 votes
4 answers
52k views

"Your fly is open" "You mean my flies?"

35 votes
9 answers
41k views

Why is “toast” uncountable?

35 votes
4 answers
10k views

I've said it once, I've said it twice, I've said it a thousand times

33 votes
14 answers
29k views

What is the "fundamental" difference between ‘search’ and ‘seek’?

33 votes
2 answers
10k views

Is there an etymological explanation for the silent ‘g’ in “paradigm”?

30 votes
3 answers
12k views

What is a "work wife"?

30 votes
6 answers
6k views

Is it technically correct to call an almond drink "milk" in English?

30 votes
6 answers
15k views

Where on Earth is "penguin" from?

30 votes
4 answers
20k views

What is the origin of "in a jiffy"?

28 votes
7 answers
10k views

How did "stuck-up" get to mean "snob"?

28 votes
7 answers
26k views

Etymology of "cut someone some slack"

28 votes
19 answers
32k views

A verb that means “to prove someone is guilty of a crime”

28 votes
2 answers
6k views

Irregular verbs: the history of the suffix “-en” in the past participle

27 votes
3 answers
6k views

The balled (headed) eagle?

27 votes
4 answers
1k views

What word did Middle English have in place of “light" as in: “light blue”, “light green” etc.?

27 votes
4 answers
431k views

Conundrum: "cleverer" or "more clever", "simpler" or "more simple" etc

26 votes
4 answers
6k views

Is IOU an abbreviation, an acronym, or an initialism?

26 votes
7 answers
5k views

Eww! Has it crossed the pond yet?

26 votes
5 answers
10k views

Is writing the pronoun "i" in lowercase a feature of Indian English?

26 votes
14 answers
40k views

An idiom or phrase for when you're about to be ill

26 votes
6 answers
5k views

Did Peter Piper steal a peck of American pickled peppers?

25 votes
9 answers
11k views

A modern equivalent for "at the coalface"

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