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A male koala is called a buck, a female koala is called a doe, and a baby koala is called a joey, but there is no formal noun for a group of koalas because the largely solitary marsupials never move around together (like, say, a flock or birds or a herd of deer).

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The shelves of your local grocer are stocked exclusively with aluminum foil, but many people still refer to it as “tin foil” thanks to an English language artifact. The original metal baking and wrapping foil was made of tin and wasn’t superseded by aluminum until the 1940s, but in many regions people simply kept referring to it as tin foil.

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