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What is a smoking gun? Where does the phrase come from?

What is a humble brag?

What is 'concept creep'?

Which language has the most words?

Top 10 most used verbs in English? What do they have in common?

What is a 'meme' ?

Which languages do Americans speak at home?

Top 10 words with the most entries in the Oxford English Dictionary?

Here are the words with the most separate entries in the OED:

Top 10 words with most OED entries? What do they have in common?

The most versatile word in the English language?

Why do we say 'Good' Friday?

Where does the word Easter come from?

The word Easter is not in the New Testament. Nor does it feature in most translations of the Bible into vernacular languages. 

What is Passover? Where does the word come from?

What is Globish?

Globish is a term invented by a French business man, Jean-Paul Nerriere, to describe the form English used as a lingua franca or common world language.

Most common spelling mistakes in English?

These are the five most common spelling errors in English:

What is Asperger's Syndrome? What is an ASD?

The terminology surrounding this area is confusing, partly for historical reasons.