Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A speech disorder characterized by involuntary repetition of words, phrases, or sentences.
- ‘Results indicate that there is not necessarily an increasing rapidity in palilalia.’
- ‘Formally, palilalia is a compulsive involuntary repetition of a semantically acceptable phrase or word.’
- ‘A case of membranous lipodystrophy associated with palilalia was reported.’
Early 20th century: from French palilalie, from Greek palin ‘again’ + lalia ‘speech, chatter’.
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.