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
- ‘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.’
- ‘Since the vast majority of English compounds are endocentric.’
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.