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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

I agree to make the two synonyms. I'd prefer Irish-English to be the main tag and Hiberno-English to redirect to it, as it's perhaps a bit clearer, but don't mind too much either way.
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Tag Synonym Request: “Irish English” → “Hiberno-English”

As requested by tchrist: Unlike Hugo, I would prefer Hiberno-English as the main tag. Within the field of linguistics (as applied to Ireland and her languages in particular), Hiberno-English (or ...
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New 'hungarian' tag

Tags are meant to provide useful categorizations of the questions. Honestly I think we could do without most or all of the existing language-name tags (I found tags for german, french, japanese, ...
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Is 'British English' an unfortunate misnomer?

I think British English (BrE) is the official name for a family of dialects, accents, etc, of English and isn't a synonym for Standard English or Received Pronunciation. Example, in the Cambridge ...
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Should the tags 'saying' and 'proverbs' be merged?

I suggest proverb and saying are quite different both in meaning and use. A proverb is typically advice or an old expression of a common truth. If a new phrase were coined, such as "Make America Great"...
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Should the tags 'saying' and 'proverbs' be merged?

You're probably right that saying and proverb are probably the same thing and so should be synonymized and merged. Then again, so too is epigram which I bet is my fault although I haven't looked. ...
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Fix [correlative-comparitives]

Thanks, this should all be fixed now.
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Should the tags 'ambiguity' and 'confusables' be merged?

From my limited experience with these tags, they mean different things. "Confusables" is about words (or other things) that speakers or learners commonly confuse. For example, "what is the ...
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“Style” and “formatting” tags on Meta: synonyms?

Right now, style is a synonym for writing-style, which is the master. Meanwhile, formatting is gone, although format exists and matches 13 questions, mostly closed. One could make formatting the ...
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EL&U's mysterious 'antedecent' tag

I would just go ahead and switch all the singulars to plurals. There aren't that many of them. Eventually it may delete itself once it no longer has any questions that love it anymore. :)
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Tag solution by voting (tag merge, rename or remove): [terminology] vs. [vocabulary] vs. [technical]

Remove vocabulary tag. Upvote: Yes Downvote: No
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Tag solution by voting (tag merge, rename or remove): [terminology] vs. [vocabulary] vs. [technical]

Tags should, as far as possible, be self-explanatory, i.e. it should generally be possible to get a reasonably good idea of what the tag is for just by looking at it, without having to read its ...
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Is 'British English' an unfortunate misnomer?

I'm going to suck up the downvotes, just so I can post this as an answer (stolen without remorse from one of @JoeBlow's answers):
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Make "indefinite-articles" a synonym for "indefinite-article"

This has now been done: the master is in the plural for definite-articles and indefinite-articles.
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