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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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