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Don't 'yard' and 'garden' > have the same etymological root?

Yes, but so do "horticulture" and "cohort".
If there were a subset of such a garden two ... from the rest of the garden? In speech, I mean.

If it's that small, probably a vegetable patch. If larger, and particularly if separated from the rest of the garden by a fence, wall or hedge, then vegetable garden.

Also, sometimes, a "kitchen garden".
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Yes, we have a yard in our back garden, a walled, concreted enclosure.

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For me, "cemetery" is the ordinary working word, and "graveyard" is literary with a touch of the macabre. I would ... Irish Catholic. but Walking one night by a graveyard in Brooklyn, I saw a tombstone with my name on it.

Why Brooklyn? I think Brooklyn only has cemeteries, including the famous Green-Wood Cemetery (Greatest Cemetery in America).
("Cemetery") must be right up there with "misspelled" as one of English's most-often-misspelled words.)

Looks that way. Or if you count absolute numbers, it's considerably more often misspelled.
cemetery 3,400,000
cemetary 252,000 13.5 : 1
misspelled 468,000
mispelled 41,800 11.4 : 1
And for good measure:
misspelt 30,500
mispelt 3,030 10.1 : 1
sacrilegious 83,100
sacreligious 8,320 9.99 : 1
"Mahatma Gandhi" 275,000
"Mahatma Ghandi" 30,600 8.99 : 1 (okay, not English)

accommodation 15,100,000
accomodation 1,980,000 7.63 : 1

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Joe Fineman:
For me, "cemetery" is the ordinary working word, and "graveyard" is literary with a touch of the macabre.

I dunno about literary; to me the macabre side makes it seem a less refined word. "Cemetery" is the ordinary one for me too. (I'm *so* refined, donchaknow?)
I would probably say The cemetery across the street is ... Brooklyn, I saw a tombstone with my name on it.

Richard Fontana:
Why Brooklyn? ...

"Arsenic and Old Lace". Need I say more?

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accommodation 15,100,000 accomodation 1,980,000 7.63 : 1

This is a spelling error even I used to make, so I'd say this sort of ratio defines the Forgiv(e)able Range.
Mark Brader filted:
("Cemetery") must be right up there with "misspelled" as one of English's most-often-misspelled words.)

Looks that way. Or if you count absolute numbers, it's considerably more often misspelled. cemetery 3,400,000 cemetary 252,000 13.5 ... Gandhi" 275,000 "Mahatma Ghandi" 30,600 8.99 : 1 (okay, not English) accommodation 15,100,000 accomodation 1,980,000 7.63 : 1

For sheer volume of misspellings:
millennium 12,500,000
millenium 2,340,000 5.34 : 1
milenium 75,800
milennium 47,600
Google doesn't even offer the "did you mean" for the 2nd line above (for the 3rd and 4th lines it suggests the correct spelling)...nor does it complain about anything in the following, which is so widespread that dictionaries are beginning to offer both spellings without marking either as incorrect:

minuscule 53,900
miniscule 248,000 0.217 : 1
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For sheer volume of misspellings: millennium 12,500,000 millenium 2,340,000 5.34 : 1 milenium 75,800 milennium 47,600 Google doesn't even ... dictionaries are beginning to offer both spellings without marking either as incorrect: minuscule 53,900 miniscule 248,000 0.217 : 1

The game's over, RH. The numbers are too erratic. When I run the last one, I get
minuscule 146,000
miniscule 115,000 1.3 : 1
Assuming you didn't make a mistake in copying the numbers, I'd say the evidence is overwhelmng that Google no longer bases its estimates on its entire corpus but on whatever portion of it that happens to be easily accessible.
For the top search, I get
millennium 6,0700
millenium 1,370,000
which happens to give nearly the same ratio 4.4 : 1.

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