Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An unstressed word that normally occurs only in combination with another word, for example 'm in I'm.
- ‘Null objects are allowed in many languages despite the absence of an object-identifying clitic or a verb - object agreement feature.’
- ‘The parameter of choosiness vs. promiscuity is crucial in differentiating the categories of word, affix, and clitic.’
- ‘In more prestigious varieties of Spanish, the clitic and object noun phrase are in complementary distribution (La vi or Vi a la mujer).’
- ‘This is the sense that appeared with clitic dative subject in meseems.’
- ‘Except for Obi-Wan, the good guys in the Star Wars original trilogy all spoke colloquial American English, clitics and all.’
1940s: from (en)clitic and (pro)clitic.
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.