Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Phonetics. The action or process of changing a sound into an affricate; pronunciation of a sound as an affricate.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin affrication-, affricatio action or process of rubbing, substance spread by rubbing from classical Latin af-, variant of ad- + fricātiō, after affricāre.
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.