Category: Language • Results found: 47
Why is the fall season also called autumn?
Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?
Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”
Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?
What’s the difference between an idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?
What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?
What’s the difference between persons and people?
Is it “chomping at the bit” or “champing at the bit”?
Which “duck” came first: The action or the aquatic bird?
Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?
Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?
Why do we say “close but no cigar”?
How big is a cubit?
What is a poop deck?
What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?
What is a nibling?
What’s the difference between quarantine and isolation?
Where does the word quarantine come from?
What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?
Which came first, flammable or inflammable?
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?
Which is correct, down the pike or down the pipe?
Which orange was named first, the fruit or the colour?
What do they call turkey in Turkey?
How much is a butt-load?
What are the Seven Seas?
What’s the difference between jail, prison, and penitentiary?
Why do we say “beforehand” but not “afterhand”?
An interrobang‽ What the what‽
When was the first known use of OMG?
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?
Why do we say “big brown dog” instead of “brown big dog”?
How does an exception prove a rule?
Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?
What is a camelopard?
When to use palate, palette, and pallet?
When does “literally” really mean “figuratively”?
How long is a “moment”?
Is “combobulated” a word?
When is a word opposite of itself?