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What’s the difference between persons and people?

What’s the difference between persons and people?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

Why do dump trucks say “do not push” on the back?

What was the name of The Beatles’ white album?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is the highest-scoring Scrabble word?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?

Where does the word quarantine come from?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

How many volumes would Wikipedia fill in print?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

Which came first, flammable or inflammable?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

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

What is a semordnilap?

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

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

What does “Auld Lang Syne” mean?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

What’s the difference between a possum and an opossum?

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”?

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

An interrobang‽ What the what‽

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 are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

Why are Wham-o flying discs called Frisbees?

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

What is Michael J. Fox's middle name?

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What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?

Is “combobulated” a word?

Is a scientific theory less certain than a scientific law?

When is a word opposite of itself?