Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not able to speak or write a particular foreign language easily and accurately:‘non-fluent speakers of English’
broken, disjointed, faltering, halting, hesitant, rudimentary, limited, non-fluent, deficientView synonyms
- ‘A child has an increased likelihood of being referred to special education if he or she is listed as non-fluent in his or her native and second language.’
- ‘The community as a whole shares certain norms for interacting, whether in fluent Gaelic, non-fluent Gaelic, or English.’
- ‘Non-fluent English speakers would fail to recognise the negative connotations of the word.’
- ‘Often when nonfluent readers read aloud, their reading is interrupted not only by their own pauses but by other students who tell them the word that is causing the pause.’
- ‘Non-native, non-fluent readers put German into their own syntactic rules for word placement.’
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.