Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or phrase whose function is to organize discourse into segments, for example well or I mean.
- ‘Because implicit arguments satisfy a predicate's argument positions without introducing discourse markers into the Discourse Representation Structure of a sentence, they cannot serve as the antecedent of definite pronouns.’
- ‘This is less a direct question requesting information than a rhetorical discourse marker indicating that the speaker is about to make a proclamation about how things are going to be.’
- ‘It lacks the profanity and the colorful colloquialisms and even most of the informal discourse markers.’
- ‘Generally, less structure seems to be equated with more subjective, except in the domain of discourse markers, where the more one has the more subjective things get!’
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.