Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(of music) homophonic.
- ‘It is a style of traditional homophonous singing.’
- ‘Folk melodies are, without exception, homophonous.’
2(of a word or words) having the same pronunciation as another or others but different meaning, origin, or spelling.
- ‘Consequently both are described as homophonous words.’
- ‘Chinese is by reputation much more homophonous than English.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.