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8 answers
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What does "up she rises" mean in the sea shanty "Drunken Sailor"?

25 votes
6 answers
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What are the differences between a proverb, adage, aphorism, epigram, maxim and apothegm?

25 votes
5 answers
147k views

Why does “klick” mean kilometer in US military slang?

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4 answers
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What does "it takes a tough man to make a tender chicken" mean?

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4 answers
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Is there anything wrong with the word “denigrate”?

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9 answers
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Is "I am sat" bad English?

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5 answers
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Is there honour among thieves or not?

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4 answers
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What does “yo-ho-ho” mean?

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3 answers
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Where does the pejorative meaning of "shower" come from?

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3 answers
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The curious etymology of "pie"

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4 answers
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What are the possible meanings of positive "any more"?

11 votes
6 answers
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What's the origin of the word "geezer"?

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6 answers
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Why do we "scotch" a rumour?

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4 answers
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Is "jux" a real word?

7 votes
4 answers
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Is the expression 'half a percent' acceptable in formal English?

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What is the meaning and etymology of 'scut' from 'scut work'?

6 votes
4 answers
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What is the difference, if any, between 'art', 'the arts', and 'Art'?

6 votes
1 answer
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Is "home goal" an eggcorn of "own goal"?

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Is "heinz sight" an eggcorn of "hindsight"?

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3 answers
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Meaning of the verb "to pooch"?

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3 answers
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What is the etymology of "dewclaw"?

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3 answers
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What is the etymology of 'munge'?

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2 answers
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Was the word for the BDSM costume "gimp suit" coined by Tarantino in Pulp Fiction?

5 votes
1 answer
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What is the etymology of the word "dinlo"?

4 votes
1 answer
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Is "banned from the airways" an eggcorn or malapropism?

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2 answers
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What is a "cracker-barrel sage"?

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Is there a connection between shy (adj.) and shy (v.) meaning throw?

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Is there a single word meaning "very funny book"?