Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or morpheme which adds a sense of completeness to a word or phrase (e.g. in the phrase break up, up is a completive).
- ‘Google has 29,900,000 pages in which ‘completed’ occurs, and only one example of ‘completed it up’ in the completive sense, from a knitting site.’
- ‘Particles are added, usually as completives and intensives, to two and three-syllable verbs of Latin origin: contract out, divide off/up, level off, measure off/out, select out, separate off/out.’
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.