Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Articulate (a speech sound) with constriction of the pharynx.
- ‘I've tried and subsequently failed to velarise, uvularise, & pharyngealise those sounds.’
- ‘But when you pharyngealise [A] (or [a]), you get a narrowing in the throat (instead of at a (labio-)palatal or a labio-velar one), of course.’
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.