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65 votes
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52k views

How did Americans greet each other before "Hi"?

35 votes
3 answers
107k views

What does "P.U." (in reference to stinkiness) stand for?

31 votes
3 answers
3k views

What does the fox say?

28 votes
6 answers
16k views

Attorney at law, is there any other kind?

27 votes
3 answers
3k views

What purpose does an '-o' serve?

26 votes
5 answers
9k views

Silent "w" in words starting with "wr-"

26 votes
3 answers
9k views

Make like a banana

26 votes
4 answers
5k views

How did English get the "What is your name?" construction?

24 votes
5 answers
36k views

Does "yar" (or "yarr" or "yargh") in Pirate English imply an affirmative?

22 votes
6 answers
45k views

Distinction between "pillage" and "plunder"

20 votes
7 answers
7k views

What's the upshot?

20 votes
9 answers
15k views

Origin of the word "shill" ("shillaber")

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3 answers
30k views

Origin of "quarters" in the sense of living area

20 votes
3 answers
4k views

Non-rhotic dialects and intrusive r

18 votes
3 answers
5k views

What is the overlap between "Y" and "I"?

17 votes
5 answers
4k views

The history of "softcore"

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4 answers
39k views

Why is the right jack in cribbage also called "his Knobs"?

17 votes
5 answers
129k views

Is there a semantic difference between "pedophile" and "pederast"?

17 votes
14 answers
29k views

Is “Am I needing to. . . ?” grammatical?

15 votes
5 answers
23k views

Is it "close-minded" or "closed-minded"?

14 votes
2 answers
22k views

Word formation with the nominal suffix -tion: when and why do we insert an "a"?

14 votes
6 answers
7k views

What is the origin of "tall tale"?

14 votes
11 answers
13k views

History and usage of "dooryard"

12 votes
2 answers
4k views

Much and many: the opposite of less - fewer debate?

11 votes
4 answers
79k views

Difference between "On your mark, get set, go" and "Ready, steady, go"

11 votes
5 answers
22k views

Where does "on one's last legs" come from?

10 votes
5 answers
13k views

That which is vulgar, obscene, or profane (title reflects contents)

10 votes
3 answers
41k views

How to understand "after" in "A man after my own heart"

9 votes
8 answers
828 views

How widespread are snow goblins?

8 votes
2 answers
444 views

Is 'worse' the only comparative that has neither -er nor more?