Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Psychology the alteration or diminution of the perception of a (visual or auditory) stimulus by a second stimulus which follows it closely; compare metacontrast.See also metacontrast
2The inclusion of a message in a piece of recorded music which can be understood if the music is played backwards, and which is said by some to have a subliminal effect when the music is played normally.
1950s; earliest use found in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
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.