Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a language) tending to have each element as an independent word without inflections.
alienating, estranging, isolating, schismaticView synonyms
- ‘Sino-Tibetan languages are distinguished from western language families by two main traits: isolating or monosyllabic characters and the use of tones.’
- ‘This change is attested in Kamti Tai, a tonal and isolating language spoken in Myanmar.’
- ‘We experiment these models on Classical Chinese, a typical isolating language.’
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.