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Category: Language   •   Results found: 46

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Is there such a thing as a single shenanigan?

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 idiot, an imbecile, and a moron?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

What’s the difference between an outlaw, a bandit, and a crook?

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”?

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

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

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why do we go to hell “in a handbasket”?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why don’t woodchucks chuck wood?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

Why do we say “close but no cigar”?

How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What’s the difference between a ship and a boat?

What is a nibling?

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?

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?

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

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

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

What do they call turkey in Turkey?

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?

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‽

When was the first known use of OMG?

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?

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

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

Why do kids “trick or treat” on Halloween?

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

How does an exception prove a rule?

Why do we say soccer instead of football in North America?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

Why isn’t it the Toronto Maple Leaves?

What is a camelopard?

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?