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59 votes
9 answers
21k views

Was "book" to "beek" as "foot" is to "feet"?

36 votes
2 answers
4k views

Why don't we use the indefinite article with 'software'?

35 votes
6 answers
1.0m views

Why use BCE/CE instead of BC/AD?

28 votes
5 answers
121k views

Why do we say "as it were"?

26 votes
7 answers
166k views

Etymology of 'teaching grandma to suck eggs'?

21 votes
12 answers
119k views

Origin of the term 'country mile'?

19 votes
7 answers
13k views

"How big of a problem" vs. "how big a problem"

16 votes
1 answer
243k views

Is "group" singular or plural? [duplicate]

16 votes
5 answers
13k views

"Obvious" vs. "Evident"

15 votes
2 answers
11k views

"A wrong answer" vs "the wrong answer"

15 votes
1 answer
10k views

Why is 'that' sometimes optional before dependent clauses?

14 votes
3 answers
10k views

"He recommended that they are separated" - is this valid?

14 votes
4 answers
14k views

Why are almost all vowels pronounced "i" in New Zealand English?

13 votes
2 answers
30k views

Why can something be "touch and go"?

13 votes
4 answers
47k views

Origin of the term 'bastard sword'

12 votes
3 answers
22k views

Do Americans say 'cheers' to mean 'thanks'?

12 votes
5 answers
11k views

Etymology of "embarrass"?

12 votes
3 answers
5k views

Why does mathematics say "quadratic" instead of "squaric"?

11 votes
2 answers
25k views

Why are you "reading" a particular subject at university?

11 votes
9 answers
37k views

Why is it called an “Indian file”?

11 votes
12 answers
71k views

Why do people say "break a leg" to actors?

11 votes
3 answers
2k views

As "postscript" is one word, why do some abbreviate it as "p.s."?

10 votes
2 answers
3k views

Why do we do things 'to the tune of' an amount of money?

10 votes
3 answers
2k views

Why has Southern US English all but abandoned adverb forms?

9 votes
3 answers
5k views

Who coined the term "Cloud Cuckoo Land"?

8 votes
5 answers
115k views

Why is "bloody hell" offensive or shocking?

8 votes
3 answers
41k views

Name of 3 dots to indicate a pause in speech

7 votes
6 answers
30k views

Is it correct to say "12:00am"?

7 votes
2 answers
4k views

How did "used" get its meaning?

7 votes
5 answers
7k views

Why do we say, "keep a stiff upper lip"?