Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1The quality or condition of being alive or animate; animate existence; an instance of this.
Grammar. The fact or quality of denoting a living thing; classification or ranking of words or their referents on this basis.
Late 19th century. From animate: see -acy. Compare animation.
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.