is used in many questions, but it doesn't seem to have a specific meaning. All the questions are about words, even the one asking about a phrase or a sentence.

We should remove the tag.

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    In hearty agreement here.
    – Jimi Oke
    Mar 28, 2011 at 1:07

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I kind of agree, and there is a similar problem in that I don't know what the distinction between and is. If anything, they should be made synonyms. I would vote for making a synonym of because the latter I think has a sense of being about the words themselves rather than the words simply being there as part of a question about something else.

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    I agree. Words could be a synonym of vocabulary.
    – apaderno
    Mar 26, 2011 at 22:14
  • I hadn't realised multiple tags can be classed as synonyms, but that being so I would keep Words as a synonym for vocabulary rather than delete it entirely. Mar 27, 2011 at 15:27

Aren't all possible uses of 'words' already more usefully sub-categorized? Etymology, grammaticality, word-choice, meaning/semantics, slang, spelling, nouns, verbs, et al. I'm not sure the 'words' tag adds anything. It's a meta tag that really doesn't seem to do much work.

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