Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The placing of a word or group of words outside or at the end of a clause, while retaining the sense. The subject is often postponed and replaced by it at the start, as in it's no use crying over spilt milk rather than crying over spilt milk is no use.
- ‘Extraposition is not always just a matter of style.’
- ‘I also have a student who wants to do a qualifying paper on extraposition from object.’
- ‘Extraposition is thus one of a variety of means that speakers have at their disposal to express their opinion of what they are saying.’
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.