I've seen a couple questions lately that deal with nomenclature (how we name something) for foods and techniques: For example:

There doesn't appear to be a tag that really fits these classes of questions, which deal with "what is this called?" The "language" tag seems overly broad for this, but "nomenclature" is likely to be a very unfriendly & unfamiliar word for some of the audience. I've tentatively used "food-names" for the first question, but I'm throwing the floor open.

What are are good tags for these kinds of questions?


This is precisely what the tag is for. With 28 questions, it's definitely not overly broad, at least not at this point.

Examples of questions already in this tag:

  • What is macaroni cooked in milk called?
  • Cookies called monte cows?
  • What are “hog lumps”?
  • Is there a difference between Stew and Casserole?

I don't see what a "language" tag could be about, other than vocabulary. If you have or see a question about naming or translation, please, use the tag.

I agree that a name such as [vocabulary] or [nomenclature] would be more "correct", but I don't think that [language] is ambiguous or misleading, and it is far more discoverable. We can add synonyms for the other tags if necessary, they all seem to mean the same thing.

  • Okay, I'll roll with that.
    – BobMcGee
    Jul 1 '11 at 18:39

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