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Secrets of Nym

Most people are familiar with synonyms and homonyms, but how about eponyms, autonyms or toponyms? In the following quiz I will give you a brief definition and then ask you to classify a word or phrase.
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10 Q
catamount
Jun 21 04
1458 plays
32
Ten People Were Wrong

These are common words that are misspelled or misused a lot. A few more than 10 people were wrong when attempting to use them! I used Dictionary.com, Merriam-Webster.com, and The Free Dictionary.com as references.
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10 Q
suzi_greer
Dec 08 12
762 plays
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The Department of Redundancy Department

Redundancy is a superfluous use of words, such as "classify into groups" as classifying already means "organizing into groups". See if you understand by taking the quiz!
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10 Q
MarkThames
Dec 12 13
732 plays
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A Lesson in Retronyms

A retronym is a word or phrase used to describe the original form of something typically replaced by newer technology. See if you can answer these questions about retronyms.
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10 Q
evil44
May 30 10
654 plays
35
Popeye Sez: "Watch Yer Pronunski-Ayshun!"

We all know Popeye is a champ at mispronouncing words, but he's not the only one. I'll give you ten words; you select the proper pronunciation. Note: CAPS denote ACCENTED syllables. CAUTION: AMERICAN ENGLISH USAGE ONLY!
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10 Q
snediger
Jan 22 11
570 plays
36
The Four Types of Writing

Everything you write falls into one of four types of writing, or "modes of discourse." Can you guess which?
Average
15 Q
mazeface
Feb 06 04
1923 plays
37
Oxymorons

Oxymorons - I love them - simple, totally incongruous statements. Can you pick the oxymoron (perceived or otherwise) from the meaning given?
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10 Q
Engadine
Dec 08 02
5718 plays
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The writer's grimoire, part 1

In a multi-part series, we will explore what it is that composes a skillful writer's art, and what elements are necessary for success. This first installment discusses the basics, from grammar to essential vocabulary and linguistics.
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10 Q
netherrealm
Nov 01 10
447 plays
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