Word and Phrase Origins
What is the origin of the word ballot?
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What is the difference between a ballad and a ballot?
A ballad is a poem/song which tells a story. Often of folk origin and consisting of simple stanzas -- usually having a refrain. A ballot is word relative to voting. For instance, -- the ballot slip -- the paper on which you cast your vote -- the ballot results -- the voting totals -- the ballot of candidates -- a list of candidates running for office -- take a ballot of who wants to go