Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a sound) made with the lips and teeth, for example f and v.
- ‘There is a small error in the New York Times article on the addition of a symbol for the labiodental flap to the International Phonetic Alphabet that Geoff mentioned: the bilabial trill does not still await its day.’
- ‘The labiodental flap is described this way: ‘a buzz sometimes capped by a faint pop.’’
- ‘But in general, labiodental stops are not used in the world's languages.’
- ‘‘None of this is true about labiodental flaps,’ Dr. Ladefoged said in an e-mail message.’
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.