It's not an idiom. And it's not a phrase. And it's not "conjunction junction"
December 17, 2010 7:29 AM Subscribe
I'm trying to come up with titles. Where is a site that I can find uses of words that aren't cliches or idioms but common usages?
posted by rileyray3000 to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
A big part of my job is to come up with titles for things. For instance if the idea was about ranges, I'd go to one of my many cliche sites and come up with phrases and idioms like "home on the range." Or if I needed something out of the box I'd go to Urban Dictionary where they'd give me anything from Ranger Danger to Ranger Beads (whatever those are).
But the title that we eventually selected was WIDE RANGE. And I thought afterwards, "Of course." It was obvious. But not one of my different saved sites had it. It wasn't an idiom or a crazy modern slang. It was a common usage of wide with another word, range.
So where would I find a site with searchable common usages? This is the missing link in my title making empire. Help me find it.