Regions and reasons for the usage of “sleep” as “go to sleep”

This question is very closely linked to this english.SE question, which discusses the usage of “sleep” as a verb meaning “go to sleep” and inspired by this ell.SE question, in which the accepted answer clearly does not recognize the existence of this interpretation. The usage of the word “sleep” as a verb signifying “go to … Read more

Succinct and understandable term when “turn up”/”turn down” is ambiguous [duplicate]

This question already has answers here: Does “turning down the air conditioning” make it warmer or colder? (5 answers) Closed 4 years ago. In particular, think of the home air conditioner or the power setting on the kitchen refrigerator: the intensity of effort is opposite to the numbering of the related quality. So “Turn up … Read more

Is language inherently circular? [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language & Usage Stack Exchange. Closed 7 years ago. Improve this question I looked up “Hallelujah” in etymonline.com today, and the result, as often happens with etymological research, ended in following … Read more

Is “X is a risk of substance abuse” an ambiguous statement?

I recently happened upon a health assessment quiz with the following question: Which is not a risk of substance abuse? Bullying Death from Heart Failure Lack of Coping Skills Addiction The correct answer is “Death from Heart Failure.” It was explained to me that this question is asking, “Which of the following will not lead … Read more

What do you call the linguistic ambiguity in an assertion “Blah is the Best X?

I don’t know the correct name of the following characteristic or phenomena to search for it on Google for further study and exploration: Someone says they live in the “Best Democracy” and they says that they can back this up with historical and contemporary evidence. They could be asserting either: Their country is the best … Read more

What is opposite of “Love”? [closed]

Closed. This question is opinion-based. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it can be answered with facts and citations by editing this post. Closed 7 years ago. Improve this question In a argument with my friend who lost her love, I came across her experience of … Read more

This long sentence is ambiguous, and difficult for me to understand [closed]

Closed. This question needs to be more focused. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it focuses on one problem only by editing this post. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question I got this sentence Property value litigation is no different than any other type of … Read more

What does this sentence mean generally? [closed]

Closed. This question needs details or clarity. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Add details and clarify the problem by editing this post. Closed 6 years ago. Improve this question “I am off it” What does this sentence mean generally? I am not well, interested etc? Answer Depending on the … Read more