Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word that has only a grammatical function, and no meaning in itself (for example, the infinitive marker to in English).
- ‘Leaving out all the empty words in a sentence is very important.’
- ‘It was an empty word, without any definite content.’
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.