Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Moulding into one; unifying:‘Coleridge defines imagination as the esemplastic power’
- ‘There are other novelists who seem to be able to remake themselves drastically from one novel to the next, and can find any number of grooves for their ‘esemplastic’ (Coleridge's wonderful word) genius.’
- ‘‘Picturesque associationism and the ‘esemplastic’ romantic imagination here replace the empirical obsession of eighteenth-century travel writing’.’
Early 19th century: from Greek es into + hen (neuter of heis one) + -ic; formed irregularly by Coleridge, probably suggested by German Ineinsbildung, in the same sense.
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.