Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(forming adjectives) relating to; of the kind of.
- 1.1 From Latin words.‘annual’‘infernal’
- 1.2 From Greek words.‘historical’‘comical’
- 1.3 From English nouns.‘tidal’
- 1.1 From Latin words.
2Forming nouns chiefly denoting verbal action.‘arrival’‘transmittal’
-al (sense 1) from French -el or Latin -alis; -al (sense 2) from French -aille or from Latin -alis functioning as a noun ending.
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.