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1. Is the word ‘full stop’ the same in British & World English and US English?
Hint: Search ‘full stop’ in British & World English and then scroll to the end of
the definition and click on the US English Dictionary. Or search ‘full stop’ in
English (British & World), then scroll to the bottom of the page and adjust the
site to English (US).
2. Besides being well known as the Greek philosopher and scientist, what does
the word Aristotle mean?
Hint: Quick search: Aristotle. Look at the right side of the page, ‘See Also’ –
‘Weird and Wonderful Words’
3. Which is the correct form: ‘between you and I’ or ‘between you and me’?
Hint: Adjust the quick search box to ‘Grammar & Usage’. OR click on the
drop down menu of Grammar, on ‘More English Usage help from Oxford’
within the Usage section.
4. Is the legal term ‘amicus curiae’ going to be replaced by its loan translation
‘friend of the court’?
Hint: Quick Search ‘Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Use’.
5. What is the best English translation for hermético?
Hint: Quick Search in the Spanish-English Dictionary.
6. What is the English equivalent of Vermicelle? And where does it originate
Hint: Quick search ‘vermicelle’ in the French-English Dictionary. Then look for
the translation in the British & World English Dictionary.
7. What is the Italian equivalent of Vermicelli?
Hint: Quick search vermicelli in the English-Italian Dictionary.
8. When you say: “My computer developed a bug”, was there ever a real insect?
Hint: Explore, Word Origins.
9. What is an Oxford Comma?
Hint: Explore. Language Questions.
10. What would be a spelling tip for the word alcohol?
Hint: Quick search alcohol
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Last updated 4.2.2014
1. No
2. A bottle
3. Between you and me
4. No
5. Airtight, hermetic
6. Vermicelli. Italian
7. Capelli d’angelo
8. No
9. Optional comma before the word ‘and’ at the end of the a list.
10. Drink a large cold orange juice, and not alcohol
Last updated 4.2.2014