Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘On this count, Edmund Miller remarked that Prynne's use of the device of asyndetic listing confers ‘a breathless urgency to Prynne's poetry that is exactly appropriate to his theme.’’
- ‘My guess was that he understood ‘inside out’ as ‘both inside and out’ (asyndetic conjunction) instead of as ‘having the inside out’, and simply restored the conjunction.’
- ‘Sometimes an asyndetic list is useful for the strong and direct climactic effect it has, much more emphatic than if a final conjunction were used.’
- ‘Instead, the asyndetic form of these texts promotes the opacity and disorientation of modularity.’
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.