Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Denoting sets of speech sounds that are produced using the same vocal organs, e.g. p, b, and m.
- ‘The loss of dental [d] is analogous to the loss of labial [b] in that both occurred in homorganic clusters, although the loss of the dental is less systematic.’
- ‘For example [p b], [t n], [k, x] are all homorganic pairs of sounds.’
- ‘If a stop is shortly followed by a homorganic fricative, or vice versa, the calculation will be slightly wrong.’
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.