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    Default corks

    Hello,

    I wonder if both these compound nouns are valid:

    wine cork
    bottle cork

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: corks

    Wine cork is fine. I've never heard bottle cork in my life. Neither the corpus of BrE nor that of AmE contains a single instance of it.
    Last edited by probus; 21-Mar-2013 at 21:30.

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    Default Re: corks

    As far as I am concerned a cork is a cork. I've never felt the need to have to make any sort of compound noun out of it.

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    Default Re: corks

    "A champagne cork hit me in the eye." The use of champagne is not to establish its ontology, but rather how it came to hit me in the eye.

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    "A champagne cork hit me in the eye." I'll bet it was worth it. At least you got to drink some champagne.

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