When did people start saying "a training" to mean "a training session/workshop/meeting/program/etc"? What dialect of English did training-as-a-noun originate in? How did it spread?
I'm looking for a term (either a neologism or something that already exists) for a person who so precisely resembles someone from your past, someone whose relationship with you is unresolved and will never be resolved, that they drag up all the feelings associated with that person despite having no actual connection to them. Stuff like "dead ringer," "spitting image," "doppelganger," etc. only covers the appearance, not the emotion.
As a reader, how do you feel about invented language versus familiar words in imaginary worlds? [more inside]
I've always assumed that "no rest for the wicked" was a bastardization of the phrase "no rest for the weary". But is it? [more inside]
Undertrow? [more inside]
I need a non-vulgar synonym for butthurt. Canonical english and neologisms both are welcome. [more inside]
Is there a word or term that expresses the following concept more accurately than "rename"? [more inside]
Is there are word (like homonym and homophone) for words that are spelt with the same numbers on a telephone keypads? If not, any ideas? [more inside]
There has to be a word that means "popular because it is popular". [more inside]