I can’t beleive this isn’t here somewhere but all a search turned up was a Cafe Society thread on the Simpsons, which lead to a half hour tangent, try it yourselves, here:
so forgive me if this has been covered before but why do we still have flamable and inflamable?
I read the usage note here:
and its partner, here:
and I can see why both came into usage, but why did they both remain? surely there are plenty of archaic words that have been phased out because more common words had the same meaning. Why/how has inflammable stuck around?