Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Come before (something) in time, order, or position; precede:‘investigative reporting long antecedes the invention of miniature cameras’
- ‘Our finding that behavioral disturbance anteceded the development of wheeze and was not a secondary psychological reaction to disease is consistent with another recently published prospective study of a high-risk population.’
- ‘The origin and genomic dispersion of several microsatellites might have anteceded species diversification.’
- ‘Students from area schools visit the canoes to learn about sailing and navigation, and about the ancient values that anteceded those skills.’
- ‘These works generally narrate events of the century 930–1030, and thus antecede the composition of the sagas by at least 200 years.’
- ‘He has been the Press Director of the Atlantic Club in Sofia anteceding a career in the American-owned Radio Free Europe.’
- ‘And, of course, questions of sense antecede questions of empirical truth - for if something makes no sense, it can be neither true nor false.’
- ‘A replacement of the airline's management on November 16 anteceded the expected announcement of the privatisation strategy.’
- ‘The advent of a state company charged with mitigating energy scarcities anteceded by a price freeze testifies to the validity of Ludwig von Mises's insight that one government intervention necessitates another.’
Late Middle English: from Latin antecedere, from ante before + cedere go.
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.