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MrHen
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74 votes
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32k views

What is the origin of "daemon" with regards to computing?

38 votes
9 answers
104k views

What are the similarities and differences between "irony" and "sarcasm"?

35 votes
15 answers
11k views

"True" is to "false" as "truth" is to... what?

28 votes
4 answers
5k views

Meaning and origin of "dog whistle" (e.g., Trump's Assassination Dog Whistle)

26 votes
3 answers
23k views

Is there a general rule for the prefixation of "un-" and "de-" to words?

26 votes
4 answers
2k views

Is there a name for this type of insult: "I am friends with many manly men. And Gary."?

21 votes
3 answers
13k views

How old is the word "prolly"?

20 votes
4 answers
6k views

Where did "snuck" come from?

19 votes
3 answers
2k views

Is this usage of "lol" considered a hedge?

19 votes
4 answers
9k views

Why didn't "spiel" get spelled with an "sh"?

18 votes
2 answers
69k views

Origin of "janky" as in, "This setup is janky."

14 votes
5 answers
16k views

Is there a good rule of thumb for plurals of words ending in "o"?

13 votes
3 answers
28k views

Are monetary values plural? [duplicate]

13 votes
4 answers
5k views

Why is "rollback it" incorrect?

12 votes
6 answers
24k views

How are "yes" and "no" formatted in sentences?

11 votes
3 answers
2k views

When does a neologism cease to be a neologism?

11 votes
2 answers
17k views

Can I use two colons in a sentence?

10 votes
4 answers
8k views

Is the expression "showed it what for" or "showed it one for"?

10 votes
4 answers
1k views

What is the historical process by which words formerly considered vulgar become simply rude words?

9 votes
7 answers
12k views

Is there a term for a word that defeats its own purpose?

9 votes
6 answers
3k views

Has "dilemma" ever been restricted to two options?

8 votes
2 answers
42k views

Where did "duck, duck, gray duck" come from?

8 votes
4 answers
18k views

Where did the word "proc" originate?

8 votes
5 answers
28k views

What is the origin of "shh"?

8 votes
3 answers
2k views

What do I call a word with roots from multiple languages?

7 votes
2 answers
13k views

How does "each" change "are" to "is"?

7 votes
2 answers
2k views

Where did "sorry" get its vowel sound?

7 votes
3 answers
19k views

What is the definition and origin of "imba"?

7 votes
3 answers
6k views

What is the origin of "dox" and "doxing"?

6 votes
3 answers
122k views

What is the origin of "go suck an egg"?