Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting or being a construction in which the whole has the same syntactic function as the head, for example big black dogs.Contrasted with exocentric
- ‘Since the vast majority of English compounds are endocentric.’
- ‘A useful distinction to be made is that between endocentric and exocentric compounds, the former showing a semantic head, which is not present in the latter.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.