Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I find all those aptronymic characters, their personalities revealed in their whimsical monikers, unbelievably irritating.’
- ‘Nineteenth-century writers in particular seemed to have enjoyed creating aptronymic characters.’
- ‘Georgina hands the baby to Auxilia, her aptronymic nanny.’
- ‘Through Dickensian allusions, including tumbledown cottages, characters with aptronymic names, and surprising turns of fortune, Umansky tells a tongue-in-cheek Victorian tale.’
- ‘Sex advice columns provide enlightenment for the erotically challenged as well as voyeuristic entertainment, and the aptonymic Savage delivers on both counts.’
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.