If a word conforms to a certain rule, I call it an Everyday Word. Use the examples below to find the rule.

$$\begin{array}{|c|c|}\hline \textbf{Everyday Words}&\textbf{Not Everyday Words}\\\hline BURDEN&TROUBLE\\\hline CRY&WEEP\\\hline GOOD&GREAT\\\hline HAND&FOOT\\\hline MICHIGAN&LOUISIANA\\\hline MONKEY&APE\\\hline NERVOUS&ANXIOUS\\\hline ROOSTER&CHICK\\\hline RUBY&AMBER\\\hline TIRED&WEAK\\\hline \end{array}$$

This continues the What is a Word/Phrase series started by JLee.


It appears that...

EVERYDAY words are words that are included in the title of a song by The Rolling Stones:

"Beast of BURDEN"

"CRY to Me", "Fool to CRY"

"Everybody Knows About My GOOD Thing", "GOOD Time Woman", "GOOD Times", "GOOD Times, Bad Times", "Oh, Baby (We Got a GOOD Thing Going)"

"Back of my HAND", "HAND of Fate"

"2120 South MICHIGAN Avenue"


"19th NERVOUS Breakdown"

"Little Red ROOSTER"

"RUBY Tuesday"

"Looking TIRED"

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    $\begingroup$ But why are they called "Everyday" words? $\endgroup$ – FlanMan Nov 5 '19 at 11:15
  • $\begingroup$ Correct! (To be precise, I used this list.) And, @FlanMan, they're called that because "everyday" is an Everyday Word. $\endgroup$ – msh210 Nov 5 '19 at 12:03
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    $\begingroup$ @msh210 I still don't get why they are called "Everyday" words $\endgroup$ – Karm Nov 5 '19 at 13:22

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