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What two parts make up the word helicopter?

What two parts make up the word helicopter?

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

What is a wisdom biscuit?

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

Why do we say “Bob’s your uncle?”

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?

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?

Who was Jethro Tull?

Who was Jethro Tull?

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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?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

Why is a big purple vegetable called an eggplant?

What is Yule?

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?

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

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

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

What is Chevy Chase’s real name?

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

What is a camelopard?

What is a camelopard?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?

What is Michael J. Fox’s middle name?