Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘There is variation between er and or in the spelling of the agentive suffix in the words adapter/adaptor, adviser/advisor, convener/convenor, imposter/impostor:.’
- ‘Lingering questions from my senior thesis on the historical lexico-morphological development of the er agentive in English.’
- ‘First, a noun form of the verb, i.e. gerund or agentive noun, is combined with some other word to make a compound word.’
- ‘Searle contrasts status functions with causal agentive functions, and a causally functioning physical object with a symbolic object.’
- ‘However, it indeed would be a devilishly subtle inflection: to imply that someone is aspiring above his station, merely by failing to reduce the vowel of the agentive suffix.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.