Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Designating a case of nouns and pronouns (and adjectives in grammatical agreement with them) in Finnish and a number of other languages, expressing position on or near something, and a variety of other relationships, such as possession or instrumentality; (of a linguistic form) forming, relating to, or in this case.
The adessive case; a linguistic form denoting or in this case.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles MacFarlane (1799–1858), historian and traveller. From classical Latin adesse to be present + -ive, after German adessiv or French adessif.
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.