Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make (a vowel or voiced consonant) voiceless:‘the devoicing of the final consonant is compensated for by a lengthening of the preceding vowel or diphthong’
- ‘Final voiced consonants tend to be devoiced: ‘dok’ for dog, ‘piecess’ for pieces.’
- ‘The other step in making granted sound exactly the same as granite is to devoice the final /d/.’
- ‘Among other things, it's not uncommon to hear a German native speaker devoicing at least some final consonants while speaking English.’
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.