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Is there a name for a window without glass?

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English equivalent for the Persian proverb "The mountain just gave birth to a mouse"

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"th" in mother, father, brother— but not sister

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Synonym for "daily" of Latin origin?

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How did "run over him" evolve to "run him over" over the last 50 years?

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Why "hoping against hope"?

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Why aren’t Tom, Jake, and Jen­ny look­ing for­ward to Thanks­giv­ing?

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Why does "quadratic" describe second power when "quad" means "four"?

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Is there a word for one side in a pair?

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What's the etymology of "dash"?

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Precise word to differentiate "major" and "minor" in music

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Politically correct substitutes for (fe)male and (wo)man

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Why are foreign words used in modern vernacular?

7 votes

Is there a non-derogatory synonym for “propaganda”?

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What is the purpose of changing "Nürnberg" to "Nuremberg" in English language?

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To "levy criticism" or to "level criticism?"

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What was a century called before it was called "century"?

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How did 7 come to be an abbreviation for 'and' in Old English?

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Is there an equivalent of "reverie" where one is lost in unpleasant thoughts?

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Word for someone who wants to find a single word to describe a relatively obscure concept, and posts such questions on internet boards?

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Why does "agree" have only one "g"?

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Hyphen between All and India in for example, All-india Medical Institute

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Lowercase "moon", "sun" and "solar system"?

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Is "will open 1st quarter 2015" grammatically correct?

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Why is the intransitive form of "obtain" so common in academic writing and so uncommon elsewhere?

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The source of -i- in "aquifer"?

4 votes

The T in "stair" and D in "dare"

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Creable vs. creatable

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Does The Following Sentence Contain Grammar Mistake?

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What is the difference between “rooster” vs. “cock” and “hen” vs. “chicken”?

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