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US/UK spellings of tags should be synonyms

I propose, as a matter both of policy and principle, that any tag name that exists in one of the major spelling variants (loosely, US-vs-UK, but not so limited) should also exist in the other as a ...
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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

tl;dr: Wikipedia uses Hiberno-English as the canonical form and uses Irish English as the autolinked-to synonym for the same thing. Irish–English with a dash and Irish-English with a hyphen are two ...
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What should be done with the "grammar-checker" tag?

grammar-checker seems a misused tag; in some cases, it seems more appropriate to use grammaticality. Should we remove grammar-checker, or does the tag have a purpose and we should write the Wiki page ...
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How about getting rid of the [english] tag?

While we're are at full speed discussing various tags, I would like to bring to everyone's attention that we currently have 15 questions tagged english. I don't think that that tag serves any ...
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EL&U's mysterious 'antedecent' tag

I notice that EL&U currently has a tag labeled 'antedecent', and that seven of the fifteen questions that carry this tag include the word antedecent in their headline. for example, Antecedent of &...
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Tag solution by voting (tag merge, rename or remove): [terminology] vs. [vocabulary] vs. [technical]

I believe there is ambiguity (and confusion) regarding the meaning and the usage of these tags; and a considerable overlap as well: terminology, vocabulary, technical. Current tag infos: terminology ...
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Should the genitive tag be merged with the possessive tag?

Currently, exactly two questions are tagged with the genitive tag, compared with many that are tagged with the possessive tag. Furthermore, genitive has no tag wiki, whereas possessive does. I ...
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Merge the "vocabulary-building" tag with the "vocabulary" tag

There are three questions tagged with vocabulary-building. The tag should be deleted, and the questions tagged with vocabulary.
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Can [dictionary] and [dictionaries] be made synonyms?

dictionary and dictionaries don't have very many questions, but they do seem to cover the same topics. Is this a valid tag synonym?
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Make "indefinite-articles" a synonym for "indefinite-article"

There were two questions tagged with indefinite-articles, and I changed the tag to indefinite-article. Should we make indefinite-articles a synonym of indefinite-article?
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Should the tags 'saying' and 'proverbs' be merged?

I noticed that these tags are very similar and effectively have the same meaning. I searched in two search engines define proverb and define saying, here are the results: Yahoo a short pithy ...
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Could [humor] and [humour] be synonymized?

I don't know which you'll want to keep, but they're definitely synonyms.
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Merge tags 'nomenclature' and 'terminology'

Answers to this question assert that there is no difference in meaning between these two words. So they should be merged?
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Usage of [usage]

Our top-rated tag is usage. However this tag is nearly useless: the word usage is right there in the site title, and almost every question on the site could be construed to be about "usage" in some ...
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Tag merge request: [expressions] tag into [phrases] tag

Previously, expression-requests tag was merged into phrase-requests tag. Pertaining Meta post: What are [expression-requests] tag for? In that respect, the expressions tag should be merged into the ...
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Merge request: [word-selection] into [word-choice]

The tag word-selection on the main site has only 6 questions tagged with it and it seems to me that it has the same meaning as the tag word-choice. I propose to merge them.
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Tag deletion request: [meanning]

There's only one question tagged meanning, it was probably a typo. Please change it to meaning.
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Rename or delete the "cv" tag

There is a question that has been tagged with cv. I think the tag should be renamed to curriculum-vitae, or deleted. Update There are now 13 questions tagged cv.
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Fix [correlative-comparitives]

The tag correlative-comparitives should be changed to correlative-comparatives because the former isn't properly spelled. I was going to do it myself, but then I realized there's a tag synonym that ...
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Can [diacritic] and [diacriticals] be made synonyms?

diacriticals has only one question, and diacritic has at least a few more. I think they should be made synonyms.
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Merge [borrowing] into [loan-words]

It seems to me that borrowing should be a synonym of loan-words (which already has foreign-words as a synonym). I can't propose this, because I don't have enough reputation (do I need to reach the ...
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Make [term] and [terms] tags synonyms

Are the term and terms synonyms already? If not, maybe they should be made synonyms.
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Batch retagging from singular to plural

A month ago, I asked if we should prefer singular or plural in tag names. Plural seems to come out as the clear favourite among those who have any opinion on the matter. Therefore, I'd like to ...
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“Style” and “formatting” tags on Meta: synonyms?

In the real world, there are any number of ways to distinguish style from formatting, but on Meta.EL&U, neither has been specified in the tag wikis. They are both a jumble of questions about which ...
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Difference between Symbol and Symbols

These two are suspected duplicate tags, symbol and symbols. Please check.
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Merge the "retagging" and "retag-request" tags

On meta.english.SE, both the tags are used. retagging is used in three questions, while retag-request is used in more questions. The first should be merged with the second, and made a synonym.
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Set "modifier" and "attribute" as synonyms of "modifiers"

modifier and attribute (or attributive) could be set as synonyms of modifiers. Modifier should have a meaning that includes the meaning of attribute, or attributive, even though attributive is used ...
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Rename "homophone" in "homophones" [closed]

homophone should be probably renamed homophones, to be consistent with the other used tags.
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Retag request: [adverb] -> [adverbs] [closed]

It appears that [adverb] does not resolve to [adverbs]. I tried suggesting a tag synonym accordingly, but it turns out that my score in that tag is too low, so I am not allowed to do that (in fact, ...
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New 'hungarian' tag

I just asked this new question: English translation for Kockásfülű Nyúl (Hungarian) for which I'd like to use the 'hungarian' tag which doesn't exist at this time and I don't have ...
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Should the tags 'ambiguity' and 'confusables' be merged?

confusables seems like a synonym of ambiguity, should it be merged?
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Is 'British English' an unfortunate misnomer?

I have made the point in the past that I think the term 'British English' is an unfortunate one. For many reasons I prefer the term 'Received English' which parallels the idea of 'Received ...
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