Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or morpheme placed after the word it governs, for example -ward in homeward.
- ‘It's quite different from English, too, in that it puts the verb at the end of the sentence and uses postpositions instead of prepositions.’
- ‘This actuality of things is emphasized by the postposition of the color adjective, in accordance with normal, non-poetic usage: it excludes any metaphorical interpretation.’
- ‘A switch within the prepositional phrase should be ruled out because English has prepositions and Panjabi postpositions.’
Mid 19th century: from preposition, by substitution of the prefix post- for pre-.
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.