Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘In his leather bag he has an alphabetic list which he fastidiously ticks off after each visit.’
- ‘Louis Braille, inventor of the alphabetic system for the blind which bears his name, was born in Paris.’
- ‘With the introduction of consistent pagination, indexes, alphabetic ordering, and bibliographies (all unthinkable in manuscripts), knowledge itself was slowly repackaged.’
- ‘When these readers are able to represent a letter or a combination of letters by their phonemes, they utilize the alphabetic principle.’
- ‘Research on Chinese-reading children with dyslexia show a different part of the brain may be involved in their case than with alphabetic languages.’
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.