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How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

How did people open cans before can openers were invented?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?

What do they call French toast in France?

What do they call French toast in France?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

What was the longest war in history?

What was the longest war in history?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Where is Old Zealand?

Where is Old Zealand?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which “second” came first, the unit of time or the place following first?

Which came first, the word “crap” or Thomas Crapper’s toilet innovations?

Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?

Down the pike.

Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

Do partridges live in pear trees?

What is Yule?

Which planet was originally known as "George"?

Uranus

Which planet was originally known as “George”?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Quebec language laws.

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Why does Tim Hortons restaurant have no apostrophe?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Fruit was first.

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

How much is a butt-load?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

Which came first – field hockey or ice hockey?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?

Why do we say “beforehand” but not “afterhand”?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is brimstone?

Sulphur

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

J

What was the last letter added to the alphabet?

What’s the difference between a cemetery and a graveyard?

Why isn’t ATM an acronym?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Which is correct – “octopuses”, “octopi” or something else?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

A spaghetto

What is a single strand of spaghetti called?

Why do we say “big brown dog” instead of “brown big dog”?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How ‘deep’ is 20,000 leagues?

How does an exception prove a rule?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

Is “combobulated” a word?

When is a word opposite of itself?