Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A syllable ending in a consonant.
- ‘Usually one occurs in a few specific places (closed syllables, say) and the other occurs everywhere else (open ones).’
- ‘It works if one chooses the Latin, French, or Italian language, since German is much more difficult because of its many closed syllables and consonant clusters.’
- ‘When stressed, the short vowels only occur in closed syllables.’
- ‘In final closed syllables, long u is usually shown by 'magic' e: amuse, flute, fume, huge, prelude, puce, puke, pure, refute, rude, rule, ruse, tube, tune.’
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.