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I think "opinion-based" generally means "there are a large number of answers which are possible and all of them will answer the question in some way or other." Which answer is given and accepted is purely subjective. Pronunciation is not standard, even within what might be termed "RP". Narrowing it down to "Southern British&...


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I agree with Andrew Leach's comment that closure as opinion-based is a bit odd, given that to some degree all SWRs are seeking an opinion on what might be the right word to use. However, I'm guessing that what triggered the VTC was the question being based on your own purely personal (and possibly idiosyncratic) opinion, i.e. that an alternative to a word ...


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Close votes happen, even on etymology questions that show research, which are arguably some of the most on-topic questions for this site. That’s nothing new, though in this case I really have no guess as to why, not with the specific close reason given. (You could have written an online etymology dictionary and you would still have gotten 3 close votes on ...


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