Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A transposition of the natural relations of two elements in a proposition, for example in the sentence ‘Melissa shook her doubtful curls’.
- ‘Hyphens and adverbs partake of this concatenation of the style that ends up creating hypallages.’
- ‘Just as in Debussy's Preludes, these epigraphs are also metaphors, hypallages and paradigms that can be interpreted ad libitum.’
- ‘It is easier to give examples than to explain hypallage.’
- ‘I've also left out extremely rare or poetic devices (like hypallage) and terms referring to common linguistic errors (like anacoluthon).’
- ‘The English index covers topics and authors; as a sample I give four consecutive entries: hunting, Hyginus, hymn-language and hypallage.’
Late 16th century: via late Latin from Greek hupallagē, from hupo under + allassein to exchange.
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.