Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of or produced by the glottis:‘the unmistakable glottal accent of my home town’
- ‘Many have strangely unresonant, throat-blocked, or glottal voices and use ‘up-talk,’ the tendency to end all sentences in a rising, questioning inflection.’’
- ‘Water would have been excluded from the trachea during normal swimming and in heavy seas, by a glottal valve and a large muscular tongue.’
- ‘Modern phoneticians would more precisely categorize such consonants into velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal articulations.’
- ‘She employs dramatic chest tones and an occasional glottal attack in her denunciation of the oracles.’
- ‘But one thing holds him back: the facial tics, glottal sounds, and uncontrollable gestures of Tourette's Syndrome.’
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.