Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘We pick up the occasional word - ‘ethical… responsible… trustworthy’ - and we sense that Bill is compiling an antonymous description of the young man.’
- ‘Antonymous pairs have previously been described and categorized in terms of gradability, reciprocity, inverseness and so on.’
- ‘The intention has not been to define or discriminate them, but to arrange them in synonymous and antonymous groups; it serves as both a word-finder and a prompter of the memory regarding words one knows but could not recall to mind.’
- ‘I am conducting a questionnaire survey whose goal is to seek out differences in grammatical behaviour within pairs of antonymous property words.’
- ‘So whatever is meant by absolutism is antonymous to relativism.’
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.