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Training as a noun

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?
posted by jedicus on May 21, 2015 - 29 answers

Or should I just contact the Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows guy?

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.
posted by Spathe Cadet on Apr 17, 2015 - 14 answers

Invented language vs. familiar words in fiction?

As a reader, how do you feel about invented language versus familiar words in imaginary worlds? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Nov 21, 2012 - 67 answers

idiomatic phrase: "no rest for the wicked"

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]
posted by facetious on Jul 13, 2012 - 7 answers

Beware the Undertrow!

Undertrow? [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey on Aug 3, 2010 - 16 answers

Other than butthurt

I need a non-vulgar synonym for butthurt. Canonical english and neologisms both are welcome. [more inside]
posted by Cold Lurkey on Mar 24, 2010 - 51 answers

The County Formerly Known As...

Is there a word or term that expresses the following concept more accurately than "rename"? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Jun 17, 2009 - 25 answers

What are words spelt the same on phone keypads called?

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]
posted by caek on Dec 20, 2005 - 16 answers

most popular heather in america

There has to be a word that means "popular because it is popular". [more inside]
posted by raaka on Dec 2, 2005 - 42 answers

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