Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A noun denoting a class of objects or a concept as opposed to a particular individual.Often contrasted with proper noun
- ‘One project in the Centre focused on how children distinguish between proper names and common nouns.’
- ‘Making a common noun plural usually means adding an s or changing the ending of the original word.’
- ‘It is a common mistake to capitalise a common noun that is an important word in a sentence.’
- ‘Tell students that common nouns are not capitalized and proper nouns are capitalized.’
- ‘All other nouns begin with small letters and are common nouns.’
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.