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- ‘The Danish philologist Otto Jespersen expounded the concept of count and non-count nouns in an unpublished lecture to the Copenhagen Academy of Sciences in 1911.’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