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Discussion Topic  RE: New Beasts in OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
In the UK, the only spelling of chilli I've ever seen is, indeed, chilli....
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Discussion Topic  RE: In Honour of Charles Dickens (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
Funny how some eponyms become widely known and used, while others don't. I've never heard anybody u......
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Waters of the World (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
Wordnerd, that's hugely impressive....
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Waters of the World (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
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Discussion Topic  RE: The Waters of the World (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
I've read about and seen old maps of Tenochtitlan as it was at the time of the Spanish conquest. Th......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Logic, Reasoning and Thought (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
I thought the reason for the -ise and -ize differences was related to whether the root of the word i......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Fireworks (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
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Discussion Topic  RE: Fireworks (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
I notice that, rather than write a letter, Mr Adams decided to write a wife. The dropping of the "t......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Eponyms (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
I've been aware of this phrase as rhyming slang for "deaf". It's widely used in the sarf of England......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Basketball terms used figuratively (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
The only use of tip-off I'm familiar with is that of giving useful advice. Along the lines of: "Fr......
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Discussion Topic  RE: from Interesting Thing of the Day (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
The version of the tale I heard had the commoner being put to death by the rajah for being such a cl......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Antedating the OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
Thanks, Shufitz. The new thread is full of useful stuff. I should now be revealing my fine locatio......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Antedating the OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
Sorry, me again. How do I get my location included in my posts?...
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Discussion Topic  RE: Antedating the OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
Am I the only one who finds it impossible to spell manoeuvre without looking it up? I doubt it. Th......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Antedating the OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
I like the word nice. Nice is one of those flexible words which can mean precisely opposite things,......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Antedating the OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
You probably didn't know but there is a TV programme currently running in the UK which seeks to find......
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Discussion Topic  RE: Antedating the OED (in The Vocabulary Forum) by Royston
In the UK, the term "letter box" is used ubiquitously to refer to the slot in a door which letters a......
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