Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A secret language formed from English by transferring the initial consonant or consonant cluster of each word to the end of the word and adding a vocalic syllable (usually /eɪ/): so igpay atinlay.
- ‘You've practiced your lines so many times you could say them backward… in pig Latin… while juggling kiwis.’
- ‘This is one where she sings ‘We're in the Money’ in pig Latin.’
- ‘It's like pig Latin, trying to figure out what he's trying to say.’
- ‘Yes, it is amazing that someone can be inept at speaking pig Latin, but I am.’
- ‘And she didn't even include the pig Latin she picked up serving as an elementary school crossing guard.’
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.