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Verona_82

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Hello,

I wonder if both these compound nouns are valid:

wine cork
bottle cork

Thank you!
 

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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.
 
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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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"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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