Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a noun) not countable.
- ‘Now, vanity is a non-count noun, only very rarely used in the plural.’
- ‘To us they seem like non-count nouns for naming types of stuff.’
- ‘Lot here is not used in any literal sense; it's what's called a non-count number-transparent quantificational noun.’
- ‘The Danish philologist Otto Jespersen expounded the concept of count and non-count nouns in an unpublished lecture to the Copenhagen Academy of Sciences in 1911.’
- ‘But of course, to enforce it you have to be able to distinguish count from non-count nouns.’
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.