Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Forming plural nouns used in names of animal and plant families and other groups.‘Felidae’‘Gymnospermae’
2Used instead of -as in the plural of many non-naturalized or unfamiliar nouns ending in -a derived from Latin or Greek.‘striae’‘larvae’
Latin plural suffix, or representing the Greek plural ending -ai.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.