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Why is the fall season also called autumn?

Why is the fall season also called autumn?

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?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

Do ostriches really bury their heads in the sand?

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?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

Who was Rube Goldberg?

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How big is a cubit?

How big is a cubit?

What is a poop deck?

What is a poop deck?

What is a nibling?

What is a nibling?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What is the origin of the word defenestration?

What’s the difference between obliged and obligated?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

Why are non-drinkers called teetotalers?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

How far can porcupines shoot their quills?

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?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

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

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

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

Is the name Xmas a secular creation?

What is Yule?

How long is an eon?

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On which continent would you find Hawaii?

On which continent would you find Hawaii?

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‽

What is brimstone?

What is brimstone?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

What does the acronym Taser stand for?

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?

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?

Why is October the 10th month of the year not the 8th?

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When to use palate, palette, and pallet?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

Which came first – the match or the lighter?

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?