In Reply to: Two ways... posted by Patricia on March 03, 2009 at 09:03:
: Where can I look this up: Examples of two ways to say the same thing that have different meanings, such as: "civilian deaths" v. "collateral damage". OR "people of color" and "colored people". I have not been able to come up with anything for a week now. I would greatly appreciate some help!
What you're talking about is a "phrase thesaurus" or "thesaurus of phrases", and using these terms to search in Google or Yahoo will bring up a number of possible resources - including, at or near the top of the list, the one on this site. The more comprehensive resources are not necessarily free to use, however, and I regret I haven't been tried them all, one by one, and therefore can't advise you as to which is the "best". Maybe someone else on this site will be brave enough to try to put them in order of usefulness. (GC)