Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who compiles dictionaries.
- ‘Webster's lexicographers thus might say that because a residence can be a ‘business establishment,’ a residence can be viewed as a ‘retail pet store’ if dogs are sold there.’
- ‘When you cannot remember what sedulous means, or you want to find out why somebody called you a hellion, you do not have to bother opening the dictionary or calling your local lexicographer.’
- ‘Later lexicographers were less coy than Johnson.’
- ‘I bought this because I'd toyed with it for ages - the story of a lexicographer who also happened to be a psychopath.’
- ‘Of course, a dictionary does not represent the lexicographer's own language use.’
- ‘It might even be argued that the work has already been done, namely by the lexicographers, and has been incorporated into the larger dictionaries of the better studied languages.’
- ‘That is why they have come to the attention of the lexicographers.’
- ‘As for our ever-expanding vocabulary, lexicographers cannot data mine the information tsunami fast enough to record each new tech term entering the mainstream.’
- ‘For example, the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary liken the lexicographer to the naturalist.’
- ‘Compensation is now a mental disease that will challenge the lexicographers of medical dictionaries to define a mindset which I can only describe as compensationitis.’
- ‘Indeed, it is more a work of hopeful multicultural idealism than a dictionary in the lexicographer's sense.’
- ‘In both instances, Hebrew and English dictionaries, the lexicographers have paid no attention to the insights and distinctions of medical anthropologists.’
- ‘On the other hand, lexicographers apparently find no evidence that this was in fact the word's origin.’
- ‘Once we have secured exclusive rights to the word, the Minister for Education should seek an audience with the lexicographers at the Oxford English Dictionary with a view to getting the word entered into the dictionary.’
- ‘Historical lexicographers, like myself, even look down on what is regarded as the Golden Age of Language.’
- ‘Contributors range from in-house lexicographers and editors to consultants whose specialist subjects include science, business and finance, law, education, religion and pharmacology.’
- ‘Ghost words are created accidentally by lexicographers, and when they are exposed they generally fade away.’
- ‘Mathematicians have wrestled with this question (which is more complex than most laypeople would likely think), but now it turns out that lexicographers have, too.’
- ‘These eminent lexicographers reckon that the golden days of literacy have past.’
- ‘He's no empty-headed pop culture cheerleader, though - he takes a lexicographer's delight in language, and is a self-confessed history geek.’
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.