Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The vowel /ə/ heard in ‘a moment ago’; a schwa.
- ‘Armenian has an indeterminate vowel, which sounds like the e in ‘laurel’; this appears as ë.’
- ‘One change was a tendency to reduce any short vowel in an unstressed syllable to a common indeterminate vowel.’
indeterminate vowel/ˌɪndɪˈtəːmɪnət ˈvaʊəl/
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.